blocking myostatin

posted on May 1, 2008 - 5:00pm
Three sets of laboratory experiments investigating the effects of interfering with myostatin, a protein that limits muscle growth, have shown that this approach may have to be individualized with respect to different types and stages of muscular dystrophy, and that some myostatin suppression strategies may be better than others.

Tipping the balance

posted on September 1, 2005 - 3:33pm
QUEST Vol. 12, No. 5
During childhood and adolescence, the body's tissues grow, and the average child becomes taller and stronger at a rapid pace. Then, a long period of apparent stability prevails in adulthood, followed by a gradual loss of strength and increased tissue fragility as people age. In fact, all of life is characterized by the constant competition between anabolism, or tissue building, and catabolism, or...