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Effect of beta-alanine supplementation on muscle carnosine and taurine concentrations during six months

Grant number: 15/22686-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2015
Effective date (End): November 30, 2016
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physical Education
Principal Investigator:Guilherme Giannini Artioli
Grantee:Mariana Franchi
Home Institution: Escola de Educação Física e Esporte (EEFE). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/14746-4 - Carnosine metabolism in skeletal muscle: a multi-approach study, AP.TEM

Abstract

This study aims to evaluate the effect of a six-month period of beta-alanine supplementation on muscle carnosine and taurine concentrations. Carnosine and taurine quantifications will be performed in muscle biopsy samples using the high performance liquid chromatography technique (HPLC).