Grant: $2,296,687 - National Institutes of Health - Sep. 30, 2009
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Award Description: .Abstract 'Metabolomics Network for Drug Response Phenotype Response to Recovery Act Limited Competition for NIH Grants: Research and Research Infrastructure 'Grand Opportunities (RC2), RFAOD- 09-004-Linking Metabolomics to Pharmacogenomics Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality in men and women in the United States, accounting for 1 in every 2.8 deaths in 2005. The economic burden from CVD is enormous with an estimated total direct and indirect cost of CVD and stroke in the United States for 2009 of $475.3 billion. Antihypertensives and anti-platelet therapy are major classes of therapies used for the treatment and prevention of CVD. Controlling blood pressure and preventing platelet aggregation are major contributors toward reducing CVD events. While these therapies have demonstrated a remarkable degree of consistency in their ability to reduce risk for both CVD and stroke, residual CVD risk remains high, and potential drug-related adverse events are significant concerns. A deeper understanding of pathways implicated in variation in response could lead to more effective approaches for preventing and treating CVD and could result in 'personalized drug therapy. We propose a partnership between the Metabolomics Network for Drug Response Phenotype and two centers of excellence within the Pharmacogenomics Research Network (PGRN)(both networks funded by NIGMS) for the purpose of gaining deeper understanding of mechanisms of variation in response to commonly used cardiovascular drugs: antihypertensives (atenolol and hydrochlorothiazide ) and antiplatelet therapies (clopidogrel and aspirin). We will leverage large investments already made by NIH in pharmacogenomics studies and state of art capabilities built by the Metabolomics Network to define pathways implicated in variation in response to those drugs. The scientific collaboration between the metabolomics network and the PGRN centers will create an environment in which a cooperative, iterative process of hypothesis generation and testing will be applied to achieve the union of metabolomics, pharmacologic and pharmacogenomic sciences. This 'union will accelerate advances in our understanding of mechanisms of drug action and individual variation in the drug response phenotype making it possible to move toward a goal of truly 'personalized or 'individualized drug therapy. We hope to contribute to the mission of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act by accelerating research in a clinically important area that relates to cardiovascular health. We will hire and train researchers in metabolomics, a new field that has been earmarked as important to develop under the NIH roadmap initiative. Additionally, we will contribute to advances in this field by building resources for the metabolomics community that includes standards for metabolomics, a national metabolomics database and metabolic pathway database that couples information about human metabolic pathways with the human genome.
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