Oct. 1, 2007 - Sep. 30, 2012Award Number
Center for Produce SafetyInvestigator
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.