Talk to the Veterans Crisis Line now
U.S. flag
An official website of the United States government
ORD only    All VA Research websites

Office of Research & Development

print icon sign up for VA Research updates

Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Dynamic Regulation of Erythropoietin Gene Expression in Mammals
Principal Investigator:

Joseph A Garcia

Location: Bronx, NY
Congressional District Code: 30
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: July 2017 - December 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $123,750
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Anemia, a common condition in Veteran patients, is a potent risk factor for increased morbidity and mortality when accompanying other disease states. Current therapies for anemia involve non-physiological bolus administration of erythropoietin (Epo), an endocrine factor produced in the adult kidney and liver with severe anemia. Bolus Epo administration has untoward effects, including an increased thrombotic risk and a stimulatory effect on cancer. Understanding how Epo is regulated will allow in...

Questions about the R&D website? Email the Web Team.

Any health information on this website is strictly for informational purposes and is not intended as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition.