Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor and Urinary Pain

Grants and Contracts Details


Studies to contribute to fundamental knowledge about the mechanisms of bladder pain and identify novel potential therapeutic targets for patients with Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome. The long-term goal is to discover novel therapeutic targets for pelvic pain. Pelvic pain, bladder pain specifically, is also the cardinal symptom of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS) where most patients show no underlying bladder infection, pathology, or injury. The local and central mechanisms that mediate pelvic pain are not fully understood.
Effective start/end date7/1/1912/31/23


  • Lexington Biomedical Research Institute: $496,474.00


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