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The effect of mercury and neuropeptide triggers on human mast cell release of neurotoxic molecules  

An investigation to determine the pro-inflammatory effects of mitochondrial DNA with and without mast cell triggers. Project Status


Funder Coalition for SafeMinds
Fiscal Year Funding $5,000.00
Current Award Period 2010-2011
Project Number 2010-07
Principal Investigator Theohardies, Theoharis
Received ARRA Funding? No
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Subcategory Immune/Metabolic Pathways
Strategic Plan Objective Green dot: Objective has greater than or equal to the recommended funding. 2SA. Support at least four research projects to identify mechanisms of fever, metabolic and/or immune system interactions with the central nervous system that may influence ASD during prenatal-postnatal life by 2010. IACC Recommended Budget: $9,800,000 over 4 years. (Fever studies to be started by 2012.)
Federal or Private? Private
Institution Tufts University
State/Country Massachusetts
Web Link 1 No URL available.
Web Link 2 No URL available.
Web Link 3 No URL available.
History/Related Projects N/A