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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Role of BK Channel in Chronic Kidney Disease
Principal Investigator:

Hui Cai

Location: Decatur, GA
Congressional District Code: 4
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2021 - March 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $128,400
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project Summary Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects 26–30 million U.S. adults and remains a major public health problem (1; 2). Renal fibrosis is the inevitable consequence of almost every type of CKD regardless of underlying etiology, and leads to progressive renal failure and end-stage of renal disease (ESRD) (1). Thus, preventing renal fibrosis may in turn prevent progression of CKD and ESRD. While there is compelling literature suggesting many potential therapeutic targets for treating ren...

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