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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Mitophagy in pulmonary hypertension: Novel roles of PTEN-Induced Kinase-1 in the pathobiology of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cell proliferation and mitochondrial dysfunction
Principal Investigator:

Michael Hart

Location: Decatur, GA
Congressional District Code: 4
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: July 2019 - June 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $156,800
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a progressive disorder associated with a variety of diseases commonly afflicting veteran patients. Emerging evidence demonstrates that PH and excessive proliferation of pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells (PASMC) are caused by derangements in mitochondrial function that impair mitochondrial respiration and alter mitochondrial metabolic programming in a manner that enhances glycolytic metabolism and diminishes oxidative phosphorylation. However, abnormalities in mi...

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