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: Regulation of intestinal NaCl absorption
Principal Investigator:

Uma Sundaram

Location: Huntington, WV
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: July 2017 - June 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $117,600
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Diarrheal diseases afflict U.S. Veterans both at home and abroad. While the causes may be more acute overseas and more chronic in U.S., diarrhea in these conditions is a result of altered electrolyte (e.g. Na, Cl) and fluid transport in the intestine. For example, alterations in epithelial electrolyte transporters (e.g. Na:H and Cl:HCO3 exchange) is caused by immune inflammatory mediators known to be elevated in the mucosa of the chronically inflamed intestine (e.g. Inflammatory bowel disease, I...

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.