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Funded Project Details - FY2021




Project Number:

I01RX002484-01A2
Title: Identifying novel proteins in injured nerves that promote functional regeneration
Principal Investigator:

Wendy M. Campana

Location: San Diego, CA
Congressional District Code: 52
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: November 2018 - October 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $275,000
Total Award Amount
(all years):
$1,100,000
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER
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Excerpt:

It is increasingly apparent that Schwann cells (SCs) in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) function as a unit with neurons to regulate sensory function. When the PNS is injured, SCs become activated for repair. This involves dramatic SC phenotypic transformation. If this process is abnormal or inhibited, peripheral nerve in- jury may result in chronic debilitating pain, a problem observed in the general population, including numerous Veterans. Treatment options for chronic neuropathic pain are...



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