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  • n. A protein that acts as an inhibitor to the growth of muscle tissue.


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  • Another form of gene doping would be to tinker with a hormone called myostatin, which has the opposite effect as IGF-1.

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  • One type of myokine called myostatin inhibits muscle growth.

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  • There is a substance called myostatin, which limits muscle growth.


  • The molecule blocks the activity of a key muscle-limiting protein called myostatin by acting as a decoy.

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  • When the muscle is being rebuilt, another protein called myostatin tells the nearby cells to stop multiplying; your muscle is done growing until you can get back to the gym and repeat the process.

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  • Many substances in the body can control muscle growth, but in 1997, Johns Hopkins University researchers discovered a gene and a protein called myostatin, first in mice, then in a breed of muscular cattle called the Belgian Blue.

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  • Recently, a National Human Genome Research Institute team reported a mutation in a gene that codes for a muscle protein known as myostatin which can increase muscle mass and enhance racing performance in whippets.

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  • Liam Hoekstra likely has a condition called myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy, which means his body has very little fat and enlarged muscle fibers that make him exceptionally strong,

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  • The single gene injected into the monkeys was coded for the naturally occurring protein follistatin, which blocks the function of another protein called myostatin that hinders muscle growth. Top Stories

  • Experimental drugs called myostatin blockers or inhibitors are being studied as potential treatments of muscle wasting disorders and limb injuries.

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