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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Cell Death and Autophagy in Chronic Pancreatitis
Principal Investigator:

Anna S. Gukovskaya

Location: West Los Angeles, CA
Congressional District Code: 33
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: July 2018 - June 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is a disease of the exocrine pancreas common among Veterans patient population, the pathogenesis of which remains obscure and for which there are no specific or effective treatments. The disease is burdened with poor quality of life of the patients and excess mortality, considerable health care costs, and is a major risk factor for the deadly pancreatic cancer. Among a few known genetic factors predisposing to pancreatitis are mutations in a protein called SPINK1, whic...

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