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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: BLR&D Research Career Scientist Award Application for Teresita Bellido, PhD
Principal Investigator:

Teresita Bellido

Location: Little Rock, AR
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2019 - March 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $113,060
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Recent advances in bone biology, to which research of my laboratory in part supported by the VA have significantly contributed, demonstrate that osteocytes (the most abundant bone cells) play a critical role in bone homeostasis by regulating the production and activity of osteoblasts and osteoclasts, the cells that form or dissolve bone, respectively. However, less is known about the function of osteocytes in bone pathophysiology. Our work showed that osteocytes are crucial target cells of parat...

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