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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Investigating calcineurin regulation of pathological TDP-43 phosphorylation in ALS
Principal Investigator:

Nicole F Liachko

Location: Seattle, WA
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2018 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $293,119
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a severe progressive neurodegenerative disease characterized by degeneration of motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord, resulting in neurogenic muscle wasting, paralysis, and death. Nearly 95% of ALS cases have pathology featuring phosphorylated inclusions of the TDP-43 protein in neurons and glial cells. Furthermore, mutations in the gene coding for TDP-43 have been shown to cause some cases of ALS, indicating normal TDP-43 is critical for neuronal hea...

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