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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Influence of APOE genotypes on blood brain barrier transport of DHA by mfsd2a in Alzheimer's Disease
Principal Investigator:

Laila Abdullah

Location: Tampa, FL
Congressional District Code: 14
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2019 - September 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $185,724
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Over 200,000 US Veterans are suffering from Alzheimer's disease (AD) and this figure is expected to increase dramatically in the next few decades due to a higher prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that are risk factors of AD among soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The apolipoprotein E (APOE) ε4 allele is the most prevalent genetic risk factor for AD, representing 60% of AD subjects in the general population. The apoE protein is a...

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