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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Defining the Mechanism of Alpha-synuclein Dependent Restriction of Viral Neuroinvasion
Principal Investigator:

John Beckham

Location: Denver, CO
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: July 2017 - June 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $120,656
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Alpha-synuclein (syn) is a neuron-specific protein known to cause Parkinson’s disease. The protein is always expressed and recent work has shown that syn mis-folds into fibrils in peripheral neurons in the gastrointestinal track and the olfactory bulb. These fibrils then spread to the central nervous system in select individuals resulting in neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease or Diffuse Lewy Body Dementia. Veteran populations are at risk for developing neurodegenerative diseas...

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