Molecular cloning and expression of a cDNA encoding the stanniocalcin receptor
Professor Chan, Daniel Kwong On (Principal investigator)
Dr Wong (Co-Investigator)
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
General Research Fund (GRF)
To definitively define the sites of action of Stanniocalcin (STC) hormone, which has been assumed for a century to be unique to fish but has recently been identified in mammalian tissue as well. The main action of this hormone is on calcium and inorganic phosphate metabolism. Its site of action has been found to include the chloride cell of the gill epithelium, the kidney tubules, and possibly the bone.