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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Global Health and Environmentally-Induced Birth Defects: Biomarkers and Mechanisms of Gestational Fumonisin Exposure and Neural Tube Defects Project Number: 6040-42000-012-01
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Sep 27, 2010
End Date: Aug 31, 2014

Determine the role of fumonisin exposure in the high incidence of neural tube defects (NTDs) in consumers of maize products.

Utilize information developed from Creighton University studies in mouse models to assess and validate the use of sphingolipid and genetic mechanism-based and fumonisin exposure-based biomarkers in women from populations known to consume large amounts of maize potentially contaminated with fumonisin.

Last Modified: 10/7/2015
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