Hey gerbil where did you find all that info? I wouldn't mind reading more on it. Maybe even use it for an essay topic in class
Those animals, however, were not originally constructed using viral infection, but through other means like micro-injection, targetted recombination or natural mutation.
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What if you could inject something that would increase the number of ribosomes and mRNA in the cell body, since they create protein more of those = more protein synthesis= more muscle, I hope that thats what test dose
In any case, there are a few things that increase mitochondrial density, which results in increased ribosomal cell content. While still putative, this may actually be very beneficial, but more for energy expenditure and endurance/performance than hypertrophy from what I've read.
I haven't looked at the topic of gene therapy in a while, but last I heard, they are able to shut off the specific gene that controls myostatin production, but were unable to turn it back on.
after rats, primates are the next stop, not sure if it's made it this far yet or not though. been a few years, so maybe?
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The mighty mice are from the University of Pennsylvania by H. Lee Sweeney, chairman of the department of physiology, and Elisabeth Barton a professor.They are given gene therapy before birth or at 4 weeks old to produce increased levels of IGF-1. The research was done to reduce falls in the elderly and treat Muscular Dystrophy.
The Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio got a grant in 2010 for “Follistatin Gene Therapy to Improve Quadriceps Muscle Strength” in volunteers with Becker muscular dystrophy and sporadic inclusion body myositis. There is more on follistatin gene therapy at endduchenne.org. Since then i've read so much broscience bull**** on follistatin. Just injecting follistatin peptide is completely different then injecting a modified virus carrying the follistatin gene right? or am i wrong.