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  • n. A protein that binds to, and neutralizes activin


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  • The proteins, Wnt4 and R-spondin1 (and another one, called follistatin, which is also an important player in this pathway), are all secreted proteins.

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  • Kaspar's technique relies on a protein called follistatin to do this job.

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  • Four macaque monkeys that received injections of genes for a protein called follistatin into upper l ...


  • Once the viruses slip through the cell walls, the DNA fragments use the cells' machinery to start cranking out follistatin proteins.

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  • The follistatin shuts off myostatin activity, and muscles grow.

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  • Our young ballplayer can take insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) or follistatin transgenes that can enhance muscle function, help body cells utilize energy more efficiently and enhance physical endurance. Stories

  • Davies MV, Pearson AA, Wang JH, Hewick RM, et al. (2002) The myostatin propeptide and the follistatin-related gene are inhibitory binding proteins of myostatin in normal serum.

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  • Using a comparative approach, we analyzed the effects of high-fat diet intake on myostatin and follistatin expression, spleen cell composition, and potential cytokine expression in high-fat diet induced obesity (HFDIO) resistant (SWR/J) and susceptible

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  • "Because follistatin does not alter the expression level of SMN protein, the most effective treatment would combine strategies that directly address the genetic defect in SMA as well as SMN-independent strategies that enhance skeletal muscle."


  • The study, "Delivery of recombinant follistatin lessens disease severity in a mouse model of Spinal Muscular Atrophy," was published online in the December issue of Human Molecular Genetics.



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