Notice of NIA Participation in PA-12-209 Functions of Skeletal Muscle Beyond Contraction (R21)

Notice Number: NOT-AG-12-015

Key Dates
Release Date: August 6, 2012

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National Institute on Aging (NIA)


This Notice is to inform applicants that NIA has joined the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases entitled "Functions of Skeletal Muscle Beyond Contraction" (PA-12-209) and encourages R21 applications for support of innovative, exploratory/developmental projects aimed at studying the effects, mechanisms and influence of aging on the spectrum of activities of skeletal muscle in health and disease that are beyond its classical role in contraction and locomotion. These activities include endocrine and paracrine functions of skeletal muscle, resting muscle thermogenesis, sensing of biomechanical stimuli, storing amino acids, regulating systemic metabolism, etc. Advancing understanding of the role of aging in these important functions of muscle may lead to novel strategies for the prevention or treatment of common conditions such as cachexia, obesity, diabetes and sarcopenia.

Components of Participating Organizations

The Components of Participating Organizations section of PA-12-209, (R21) has been revised to include NIA:

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers

93.848 National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
93.866 National Institute on Aging


Please direct all inquiries to:

John P Williams, Ph.D.
Director Musculoskeletal Biology Program
Division of Aging Biology
National Institute on Aging
7201 Wisconsin Ave
Bethesda, MD 20892
Telephone: (301) 496-6403
FAX: (301) 410-0010

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