Faculty Advisor

Buckholt, Michael Allan

Faculty Advisor

Rulfs, Jill

Abstract

Phytoestrogens are plant compounds, which can be taken as an alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy to treat symptoms of menopause. The proliferative effects of over the counter supplements containing two common phytoestrogens: red clover and soy, were tested on T47D-Kbluc cells using MTT assays. We observed differences in proliferation between the supplements tested. We have identified unique common peaks between supplement chromatograms and have discussed their potential effects on cell proliferation.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2015

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Major

Biochemistry

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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