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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Neuronal Mechanisms of Obesity-Induced Hypertension
Principal Investigator:

Kamal Rahmouni

Location: Iowa City, IA
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: January 2019 - December 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $234,569
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Obesity which has become common in the US and among the VA population is a major cause of hypertension, a principal reversible risk factor for cardiovascular disease. However, the mechanisms underlying the relationship between obesity and hypertension remain largely unknown. The goal of this proposal is to identify the neuronal and molecular processes that control sympathetic activity and blood pressure and how dysregulation in these processes contribute to obesity-associated cardiovascular risk...

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