Monday, August 15, 2011

Summer 2011 Research

TU Chemistry students, Ben Hayes and Olivia Auell, have spent 8 weeks this summer developing chemical tests to monitor muscle growth.  Currently, they have optimized a method that uses our LCMS to quantify 3-methyl histidine, a metabolic marker for muscle protein breakdown.  They have also been working on gel electrophoresis procedures that can be used to identify muscle fiber types.   

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