Researchers Receive $1M for Project Challenging Long-Standing Paradigm in Endocrinology

 A team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside, seeking to upend a long-held theory explaining how hormones freely enter and exit cells, has received a major boost in the form of a $1 million award from the W. M. Keck Foundation.

The generous Keck award will allow Sachiko Haga-Yamanaka, Naoki Yamanaka, and Frances Sladek to screen a library of natural and synthetic chemicals that either facilitate or inhibit how transporters function. After shortlisting candidate chemicals, they will test them in vivo to identify reagents for manipulating steroid hormone uptake and function in a tissue-specific manner.

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