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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Translating Melatonin- and Serotonin-2C Interactions into Improved Treatments for Pain and Opioid-Use Disorders
Principal Investigator:

Kenneth Grasing

Location: Kansas City, MO
Congressional District Code: 5
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2019 - September 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background Abuse of opioids is an important problem for the Veterans Health Administration, with serious medical, psychiatric, social, and economic consequences. Given the increasing prevalence of fatal overdose and other negative health outcomes associated with opioid abuse, new and innovative treatments are urgently needed. Melatonin is a hormone and neurotransmitter produced primarily by the pineal gland, which plays a role in establishing daily and seasonal rhythms. Exogenous melatonin decre...

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