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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: The Role of Deoxysphingolipids in Peripheral Neuropathy
Principal Investigator:

Yan Huang

Location: Charleston, SC
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2017 - September 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $298,477
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


There are an estimated 20 million people in the United States who have some form of peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy also is the most prevalent complication of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and affects approximately 60 to 70 percent of patients with diabetes. Clinically, diabetic neuropathy exhibits a pronounced similarity to the neuropathy of patients with hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy type 1 (HSAN1). HSAN1 patients exhibit elevated plasma levels of a newly identifie...

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