Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 20 October 2004
Gone to Waste
Inflammation-producing compound spurs muscle deterioration
Abstract: Like a strait-laced businessman cutting loose in Las Vegas, an inflammation-controlling molecule behaves uncharacteristically in a certain milieu. New work suggests that the protein spurs muscle weakness not by prodding inflammation but by directing cells to destroy their own proteins. The work might shed light on how aging undermines strength and could lead to treatments for some types of muscle degradation that are common in the elderly.
Citation: M. Leslie, Gone to Waste. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (42), nf95 (2004).
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