Dean Vassilios Papadopoulos, DPharm, PhD, and postdoctoral research scholar Yiqi Christina Lin, PhD, have discovered how the brain produces pregnenolone — the progenitor of all neurosteroids. The findings, published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry, could signal a vital new frontier in biomedicine.

Neurosteroids modulate nervous system function, and changes in their levels are linked to numerous neurological and psychiatric conditions.

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