Potential for Combating Loss of Muscle Mass | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Myostatin  is a muscle-inhibiting protein. There is evidence that the gene responsible for this protein is involved with the loss of muscle mass that human experience with age.


In a mouse experiment, researchers found that “Mice with the myostatin gene removed grow more muscle." Using this knowledge, scientists have been working on therapies to combat muscle loss.


Here is another confirmation that myostatin is involved in age-related changes in muscle mass and strength via its effect on stem cells...