Project

Impact of feed and the environment on the endogenous formation of thyreostats and the thyroid metabolism in domesticated animals.

Duration
01 May 2010 → 28 February 2015
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Analytical chemistry
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Pharmaceutical analysis and quality assurance
Keywords
feed Orbitrap-HR-MS environmental contaminants U-HPLC-tandem-MS/MS domesticated animals digestion
 
Project description

Thyreostats, which are illegally administered to livestock for animal fattening purposes, are forbidden in the European Union. This dual project intends to investigate the origin of 'naturally' occurring thyreostats in order to identify new discriminative biomarkers. Besides, the application of state-of-the-art analytical equipment will enable to investigate the impact of environmental contaminants on the thyroid metabolism in domesticated animals.