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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Precision Editing of Myosin Phosphatase as a Novel Approach for Vasodilator Sensitization and Lowering of Blood Pressure in Hypertension
Principal Investigator:

Steven Fisher

Location: Baltimore, MD
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: January 2019 - December 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


High blood pressure (BP) is endemic, and despite vasodilator and diuretic therapy, still accounts for much cardiovascular morbidity (heart failure, stroke) and mortality in the veteran population. Our studies focus on Myosin Phosphatase (MP), which by de-phosphorylating myosin causes smooth muscle relaxation. MP is the target of most constrictor and dilator signaling pathways that regulate vascular tone and thereby control BP. Over years of study we have proposed a model in which alternative spl...

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