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Evaluation of Protein Glycation and Antioxidant Levels in Birds of Prey

Abstract Birds have shown promise as models of diabetes due to health and longevity despite naturally high plasma glucose concentrations, a condition which in diabetic humans leads to protein glycation and various complications. Research into mechanisms that protect birds from high plasma glucose have shown that some species of birds have naturally low levels of protein glycation. Some hypothesize a diet rich in carotenoids and other antioxidants protects birds from protein glycation and oxidative damage. There is little research, however, into the amount of protein glycation in birds of prey, which consume a high protein, high fat diet. No studies have examined the potential link between the diet of carnivorous birds and protein glycation. The over... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Ingram, Tana Dawn (Author) / Sweazea, Karen (Advisor) / Johnston, Carol (Committee member) / Lespron, Christy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Biology / Zoology / Nutrition / antioxidants / birds of prey / protein glycation
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 113 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Nutrition 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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