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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Bypassing cellular stress pathways in frontotemporal dementia and ALS
Principal Investigator:

Peter K Todd

Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Congressional District Code: 12
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: January 2020 - December 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Cell stress pathways in ALS The most common genetic cause of both Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is an intronic GGGGCC (G4C2) hexanucleotide repeat expansion in the gene C9orf72 (C9 FTD/ALS). This repeat likely elicits neurodegeneration at least in part through repeat associated non AUG initiated (RAN) translation of the repeats into dipeptide repeat proteins. Our own group has studied the mechanisms underlying RAN translation at C9orf72 repeats (C9 RAN). T...

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