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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Neuron-targeted caveolin-1 as a gene therapy for ALS
Principal Investigator:

Brian P. Head

Location: San Diego, CA
Congressional District Code: 52
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: January 2020 - December 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $100,000
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease resulting from loss of both  upper and lower motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord. ALS symptoms include diffuse muscle weakness,  muscle atrophy, spasticity and hyperreflexia (upper), paralysis (lower), and 2-­5 year life expectancy. One  approach to combat ALS is delivery of neurotrophic factors to protect damaged motor neurons, but this is  dependent upon expression and proper subcellular localization of key n...

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