Title

The effects of energy drinks on the structure and function of epithelial cells and fibroblasts.

SMC Author

Vidya Chandrasekaran

SMC Affiliated Work

1

Author Role

co-author

Status

Faculty

School

School of Science

Department

Biology

Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

2011

Conference or event title

West Coast Biological Science Undergraduate Research Conference

Description/Abstract

Energy drinks and their ingredients were studied at the cellular level. This project continued previous research that was conducted at Saint Mary’s College of California during the summer of 2010. 8 Cellular effects of energy drinks were assessed on two cell types: Madin-Darby Canine Kidney (MDCK) cells and rat embryonic fibroblasts. To examine effects of energy drinks on cellular structure and function, cells were treated with Monster Energy and 5-hour Energy. It was discovered that both types of energy drinks negatively impacted cell structure and function in epithelial cells and fibroblasts.

First Page

1

Last Page

19

Disciplines

Biology | Life Sciences

Original Citation

Shide E., Doyle W and Chandrasekaran V.: The effects of energy drinks on the structure and function of epithelial cells and fibroblasts. West Coast Biological Science Undergraduate Research Conference, 2011.

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