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.