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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Impact of Sterilizing and Non-sterilizing Antibiotics on M. tuberculosis rRNA Synthesis
Principal Investigator:

Nicholas Walter

Location: Denver, CO
Congressional District Code: 6
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


Tuberculosis (TB) is an important health concern for veterans and service members who serve in TB-endemic countries. There is an urgent need for new shorter TB treatment. The length of treatment required to prevent relapse is determined by the effectiveness of drugs during the long “sterilizing” phase of treatment that follows early bactericidal killing. Different tissue micro-environments harbor M. tuberculosis (Mtb) populations with different replication rates that respond differently to drug...

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