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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: SRSF3 degradation in liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma
Principal Investigator:

Nicholas J.G. Webster

Location: San Diego, CA
Congressional District Code: 52
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2020 - March 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


We have published that eliminating a particular RNA splicing factor SRSF3 in hepatocytes causes chronic liver damage, disruptions in glucose and lipid metabolism, inflammation, fibrosis, and eventually liver cancer. So the loss of the splicing factor does not cause tumors but rather creates a pre-disposition to cancer, similar to a tumor suppressor gene. We have since shown that loss of SRSF3 is found in early liver disease in both humans and mice, in addition to being lost in liver cancer which...

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