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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: CTBI: Tauopathy in Mice and Human: Effects of Open-Field Low-Intensity Blast on Brain Ultrastructure and Outcomes in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Principal Investigator:

Zezong Gu

Location: Columbia, MO
Congressional District Code: 4
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2019 - September 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $308,584
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project Summery Overall Research Strategy: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) from open-field blast or repetitive mild head impact to human tau transgenic mice will induce Alzheimer-relevant, tau-dependent pathology, that can be rescued by suppression of tau expression or tau aggregation inhibitors. Blast-induced tau-related pathological changes will be analyzed in brains from veterans and mice exposed to blast, and biomarkers for TBI, chronic traumatic en- cephalopathy (CTE) and Alzheimer-pathology w...

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