Third Update: Exercise and PGC1a Expression

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Weeks and weeks of Western blots and FINALLY I was able to get a signal for PGC1a! I honestly cannot tell you how exciting it was when I realized that the dark red band was right around the target area for the gene, and I was able to quantify it as well! The first time […]

Research Update: Exercise and PGC1a Expression


The first few weeks of my research have consisted of practicing a lot of the techniques that will be used to conduct this research. Since I will be using Western Blotting to determine whether PGC1a’s expression is greater in exercised rat aortas, it is important that I can first make sure that I can run […]