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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Vitamin D and Calcium signaling in epidermal stem cell maintenance, activation, and function
Principal Investigator:

Daniel D. Bikle

Location: San Francisco, CA
Congressional District Code: 12
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: January 2018 - December 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Wound healing is essential for survival. This is a multistep process involving a number of different cell types. Of particular relevance to this project is that wounding activates stem cells in the interfollicular epidermis (IFE) and hair follicles (HF) to proliferate and send their progeny to re-epithelialize the wound and subsequently regenerate the epidermis. Failure to close wounds leads to medical costs estimated in the US at over $25 billion and affecting 6.5 million people. Our previous s...

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