Summary of Awards to Date

Beneficial and Adverse effects of natural, bioactive dietary chemicals on human health and food safety(NEW).

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Oct. 1, 2007 - Sep. 30, 2012

Award Number


Funding Agency

Center for Produce Safety


Michael Denison, Ph.D.
University of California, Davis


Issues related to food safety and to diet and health impact many, including consumers, agricultural producers, food processors, health professional and policy makers charged with maintaining a safe and nutritious food supply. The proposed work, to be integrated and carried out in collaboration with other investigators in this ongoing project, is focused on the identification and characterization of natural and synthetic chemicals present in food that affect hormone receptors and the impact of these interactions on normal endocrine function in humans and animals. The identification and characterization of dietary bioactive chemicals that affect these signaling pathways and cell proliferation will permit development of novel human therapeutic drugs that can be tested in collaboration with investigators in the W2122 project.