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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Sphingosine-1-phosphate system as a therapeutic target for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Principal Investigator:

Alpaslan Dedeoglu

Location: Boston, MA
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: July 2021 - June 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $53,380
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal, and untreatable neurological disease characterized by muscle weakness, atrophy and spasticity, typically leading to paralysis and death within 3-5 years after symptom onset. Pathologically, ALS is primarily characterized by the degeneration and death of motor neurons (MN) in the cerebral cortex and spinal cord. Damage to MN is associated with the onset of ALS however the progressive loss of motor neurons is a non-cell autonomous proces...

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