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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Oxidized Lipids and UV Immunosuppression
Principal Investigator:

Jeffrey Travers

Location: Dayton, OH
Congressional District Code: 10
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $203,020
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


PROJECT SUMMARY Ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation has profound effects upon skin and generates systemic consequences from fever to immunosuppression to vitamin D production. The ability of UVB to serve as both an immunosuppressant and mutagen allows this environmental agent to serve as a complete carcinogen, and is the cause for non-melanoma skin cancer and melanoma. Skin cancer is the most common diagnosis in VA Dermatology clinics, and this is expected to increase as our military forces are often...

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