Funded Project Details - FY2021
|Title:|| Mechanisms regulating cytomegalovirus|
Jeffery L. Meier
||Iowa City, IA
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||Biomedical Laboratory R&D
|| October 2018 -
|FY 2021 Funding Amount:
|Total Award Amount
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Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infects over half of all Veterans and threatens the lives of those with impaired immune systems. Even among Veterans with normal immune systems, the insidious reactivation of the virus taxes the immune system, incites low-level inflammation, and possibly accelerates aging and shortens lifespan. HCMV is the most common infectious cause of birth defects. There is no HCMV vaccine and the antiviral drugs have problems with potency, toxicity, and drug-resistance. The long...
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