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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Dendritic Cell Regulation by Sphingosine-1-phosphate in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Principal Investigator:

Jesus Rivera-Nieves

Location: San Diego, CA
Congressional District Code: 52
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2018 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) affect over 50 thousand US veterans. Thirty percent do not respond initially and an additional 50% eventually lose response to even our most effective therapies (anti-TNF agents). Thus, there is an unmet need for novel therapeutics. Indeed, an oral drug that interacts specifically with S1P receptor-1 (S1P1) (i.e. RPC1063/ozanimod) has shown significant promise in IBD trials, while another is already FDA-approved for multiple sclerosis (i.e. FTY720). However,...

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