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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Regulation of susceptibility and severity of inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system by novel innate immune signaling pathways in human myeloid cells
Principal Investigator:

Michael D. Carrithers

Location: Chicago, IL
Congressional District Code: 7
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


Individual variation in inflammatory responses regulates onset and severity of multiple sclerosis (MS) and other types of brain injury. Initiation, amplification, and resolution of these inflammatory responses occur in part through innate immune signaling mediated by macrophages and related immune cells. This laboratory has discovered novel innate immune signaling pathways in human macrophages that are regulated by intracellular splice variants of voltage-gated sodium channels. These channels re...

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