motor function

Treatment with the protein prolactin improved motor function and enhanced survival time in mice with a disease resembling severe SMA

posted on August 8, 2011 - 3:02pm
The administration of a protein called prolactin has been shown to slow weight loss, improve motor function and increase life span by approximately 70 percent in mice with a disease resembling a severe form of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Prolactin is a hormone whose primary function is to promote milk production in women who are breastfeeding.

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