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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: 5-HT1F receptor agonism as a novel therapeutic strategy following spinal cord injury
Principal Investigator:

Rick Schnellmann

Location: Tucson, AZ
Congressional District Code: 3
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: November 2019 - October 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $257,005
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


The goal of this project is to study the 5-hydroxytryptamine 1F (5-HT1F) in stimulating mitochondrial biogenesis (MB) and recovery from spinal cord injury (SCI). SCI is a devastating disorder often resulting in loss of function below the injury site. While combat-related spinal trauma has been documented for centuries, in recent years, service members have been threatened by more advanced warfare, such as rocket-propelled grenades and improvised explosive devices, ultimately inducing more severe...

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