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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: The role of Enterococcus faecalis in alcoholic liver disease
Principal Investigator:

Bernd Schnabl

Location: San Diego, CA
Congressional District Code: 52
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2018 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $151,436
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Alcohol abuse and alcohol-related diseases are a major cause of morbidity and mortality among Veterans. Chronic alcoholism is associated with changes in the intestinal microbiota, increased intestinal permeability, and elevated systemic levels of bacterial products. How chronic alcohol use results in intestinal dysbiosis and whether specific bacterial species mediate alcoholic liver disease is not known. Results from our laboratory indicate that Enterococcus faecalis (E faecalis) is sufficient t...

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