This subproject is one of many research subprojects utilizing theresources provided by a Center grant funded by NIH/NCRR. The subproject andinvestigator (PI) may have received primary funding from another NIH source,and thus could be represented in other CRISP entries. The institution listed isfor the Center, which is not necessarily the institution for the investigator.The purpose of this research project is to study the interactions of the fungus, Candida albicans, with endothelial cells. These cells form the inner lining of the blood vessels. The long-range goal of this research is to understand how C. albicans invades and damages these cells so that methods to block this process can be developed. This work is important because the mortality of patients with a disseminated candidal infection is approximately 40%, even with currently available therapy. For the proposed studies, the endothelial cells will be harvested from the veins within human umbilical cords and grown in tissue culture. The umbilical cords will be obtained after normal vaginal births from uninfected donors. No information about the mother or baby will be collected. The donors of the cords will not be identified and the umbilical cord blood will not be collected.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Type
General Clinical Research Centers Program (M01)
Project #
2M01RR000425-38
Application #
7606166
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZRR1-CR-5 (01))
Project Start
2007-02-01
Project End
2007-11-30
Budget Start
2007-02-01
Budget End
2007-11-30
Support Year
38
Fiscal Year
2007
Total Cost
$5,509
Indirect Cost
Name
La Biomed Research Institute/ Harbor UCLA Medical Center
Department
Type
DUNS #
069926962
City
Torrance
State
CA
Country
United States
Zip Code
90502
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