Sigma Xi Research Exhibition

Registration & Submission Deadline

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 @ 11:59 PM

Exhibition Dates

April 23rd & 24th, 2013

Claire T. Carney Library Addition

Abstract Details

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Effect of Digested Peptides from Dietary Proteins on regulation of Natural Health

Primary Author(s)

RAJ KUMAR, Shuowei Cai and Bal Ram Singh


Physical and mental health can be maintained and preserved only as long as there is harmony in relationship between body, mind and soul. Food is believed to be one of the components to maintain this harmony and affects not only our physical health but mental functions, too. Diet influences the mind, which in turn affects the balance of body prakriti (vata, pitta, and kapha; ayurveda)), thus leading to disease. Furthermore, a proper assimilation of dietary constituents is essential for maintenance of good health. Effects of diets on mind are now also established in modern medicine for several disorders. While the effect of diets on human health is well established, the mechanism by which the diet could affect the biological process is not clear at all. The goal of this study is to: 1) study of cellular response of digested proteins, producing small peptides, and 2) establish the connection between food/food components, cellular physiology and neuronal response. Supported by 3R Foundation through endowment.

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Contact Info:

Organizer: Grant O'Rielly (Physics), 508.999.8483,

Organizer: Elizabeth Winiarz (Library), 508.999.8696,