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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: The Exocyst in Ciliogenesis and Acute Kidney Injury
Principal Investigator:

Joshua H. Lipschutz

Location: Charleston, SC
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: May 2020 - April 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a significant and increasing problem. Medical management currently consists of supportive care, with dialysis implemented for the most severe cases; however, morbidity and mortality remain very high. A major reason for the lack of available treatments for AKI is a gap in the knowledge of how kidney tubule cells recover from AKI, which has, therefore, limited possible approaches for treatment. Identifying, a therapeutic target and pathway would meet a major unmet need...

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