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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Small Molecules to Promote Regeneration and Recovery Following Spinal Cord Injury
Principal Investigator:

Samy Meroueh

Location: Indianapolis, IN
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $301,220
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


A. ABSTRACT A significant impediment towards improvement of outcome after spinal cord injury (SCI) is the limited axonal regeneration due to insufficient regrowth of the axonal fibers at the lesion site. Signaling mediated by RhoA GTPases presents a significant impediment to growth. To date, there exists no small-molecule RhoA antagonists that have shown in vivo efficacy. This is attributed to the fact that small GTPases like RhoA do not have druggable pockets, making the development of small mo...

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