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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

IK2BX003518-01A1
Title: Functional Immunoimaging in the GI Tract
Principal Investigator:

Jonathan Skupsky

Location: Long Beach, CA
Congressional District Code: 47
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2017 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $348,191
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$1,690,670
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

There are limited effective treatments for autoimmune and inflammatory diseases in the GI tract like Inflammatory Bowel Disease. The treatments that are available can have toxic side-effects and part of the barrier to developing better alternatives is that mucosal immunity remains incompletely understood. During disease, there is a breakdown in the body's natural tolerance mechanisms and that allows inflammation to progress unopposed. There is a growing body of evidence that supports a role for...



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