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: The role of Nampt in age-associated persistent lung fibrosis
Principal Investigator:

Louise Hecker

Location: Decatur, GA
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2017 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $248,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The pathophysiology of Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a rapidly progressive and deadly fibrotic lung disease remains poorly understood. Aging is a well-recognized risk factor for IPF, and IPF disproportionately affects the aging veteran population. Given this shift in demographic, it is critical to understand the contribution of aging to the cellular/molecular mechanism(s) leading to the pathogenesis of age-related diseases, such as IPF. In resolving fibrosis, lung myofibroblasts (the key...

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.