Professor of Human Nutrition and Foods
Tou’s research area of interests are investigating bioactive dietary compounds (including omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and polyphenols) and their therapeutic role in diseases such as osteoporosis, polycystic kidney disease, and fatty liver disease as well as determining potential biochemical/molecular mechanisms of actions. My food science interest is determining the nutritional value of edible plants and novel sources of protein.
- Maditz KH, Miller M, Oldaker C, Smith BJ, Tou JC. (2015) Feeding soy protein isolate and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids affect mineral balance and bone in a rat model of autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease. BMC Nephrol 10:16-23.
- Durbin SM, Jackson J, Ryan MJ, Gigliotti JC, Alway SE, Tou JC. (2014) Resveratrol supplementation influences bone properties in ambulatory and hindlimb suspended old Fisher 344 x Brown Norway male rats. J Bone Miner Metab 32:38-47.
- Maditz KH, Benedito VA, Oldaker C, Nanda N, Lateef SS, Livengood R, Tou JC. (2015) Feeding soy protein isolate and n-3 PUFA affects polycystic liver disease in a PCK rat model of autosomal polycystic kidney disease. J Pediatr Gastroentrol Nutr 60:467-473.\
- Bridges K, Gigliotti JC, Altman S, Jaczynski J, Tou JC. (2011) Determination of digestibility, tissue deposition, and metabolism of omega-3 fatty acids derived from krill protein concentrate in growing rats. J Agric Food Chem 58:2830-2837.