Detection of Urinary Biomarkers for Assessment of Oxidative Status

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QY-13-P-0004
Agency Tracking Number: A122-097-0197
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: A12-097
Solicitation Number: 2012.2
Small Business Information
7610 Eastmark Drive, College Station, TX, -
DUNS: 184758308
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jinseong Kim
 (979) 764-2200
Business Contact
 G. Hisaw
Title: Contracts Administrator
Phone: (979) 764-2218
Research Institution
Reactive oxygen/nitrogen species (RONS) produced in the muscle by strenuous physical exertion has been correlated with degradation of muscle force output, fatigue, and muscle soreness. When the production of RONS in the body exceeds the bodys innate ability to neutralize them, oxidative stress occurs, compromising physiological function due to cellular damage. Low-level RONS production that occurs during exercise contribute to beneficial muscle adaptations by inducing up-regulation of antioxidant enzymes. Excessive consumption of dietary/supplemental antioxidants has been shown in animal and human models to negatively impact muscle adaptation to exercise and aerobic performance. Hence, it is important to maintain beneficial levels of RONS, so as not to compromise war-fighter adaptation to initial military training, and reduce combat effectiveness. A non-invasive detection system is required to assess/discern the changes of oxidative status before and after dietary intervention and physical performance in healthy and recovering war-fighters. Lynntech proposes to develop a non-invasive, portable, robust detection system for assessment of oxidative stress using innovative immunoassay platform technology. During the Phase I project Lynntech will establish the feasibility of the detection system for the identification and quantification of oxidative stress biomarkers present in urine samples.

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