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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Discovering novel mechanisms for aging-related dementia: probing medin and abeta vasculopathy
Principal Investigator:

Raymond Migrino

Location: Phoenix, AZ
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2017 - March 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $82,500
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Abstract There remains no effective treatment to reverse aging-related dementia disorders (ARDD), including Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Epidemiologic, preclinical and clinical data show that vascular disease is strongly associated with ARDD and AD and that vascular dysfunction leading to cerebral hypoperfusion is critical in the early stages of AD. Prior investigators showed that medin, a 50 amino acid peptide found in vascular smooth muscle layer, is the most common amyloid protein in humans wit...

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