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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Mechanisms regulating cytomegalovirus
Principal Investigator:

Jeffery L. Meier

Location: Iowa City, IA
Congressional District Code: 2
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


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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