Which neurons maintain sympathetic vasomotor tone? [ 2012 - 2016 ]

Also known as: Maintaining sympathetic vasomotor tone

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Researchers: A/Pr Ann Goodchild (Principal investigator) ,  Prof Paul Gray Dr Simon Mcmullan

Brief description High blood pressure is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, a major burden of disease worldwide. High levels of nerve activity that cause the blood vessels to constrict elevating blood pressure are characteristic of hypertension. We do not know which brain cells set and maintain this nerve activity. We will identify these cells, determine how they function and what regulates them. Ultimately we could control these cells treating the cause of hypertension or when clinical need arises.

Funding Amount $AUD 567,918.62

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