After many unanticipated delays the scientists at University of South Florida (USF) are moving forward with the experiment to determine the efficacy of the Deanna Protocol® Plan when combined with glutamic oxaloacetate transaminase (GOT). The experiment is being performed in steps using SOD1-G93A mice.
The next step is to collect the first of weekly biometric and behavioral data and separate the mice into experimental groups. The experiment includes four treatment groups: standard diet (SD); SD + Deanna Protocol® Plan (DP); SD +GOT + oxaloacetate (OX); SD + DP + GOT + OX.
Mice will be humanely euthanaized when disease progression, as determined by the USF veterinarians, is causing undue suffering. Tissues (muscles, brain and other organs) will be collected, processed and analyzed to see what effects the various treatments had. Once results are evaluated and available, an additional update will be shared on the website.
What were the delays?
Please continue reading for more details from the lab regarding the experiment. Results of the experiment will be shared in an additional blog post.