Facilitated By

San Antonio Medical Foundation

The Role of Follistatin Like-1 Protein in Coronary Aneurisms of Kawasaki Disease

Texas Biomedical Research Institute


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Principal Investigator(s)
Patterson, Jean
Funded by
William & Ella Owens Medical Research Foundation
Research Start Date

The major goal of this project, using a model of Kawasaki disease in mice, is to selectively turn off the FSTL-1 gene at different times during the onset and development of the disease, and evaluate if, and how, FSTL-1 affects the heart damage seen in Kawasaki disease in order to develop an effective treatment strategy for Kawasaki disease's long term effects.

Basic Research