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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Exercise Enhances Self-eating of Malformed Proteins and other Cellular Components to Show the host of Its Benefits

Posted by Prahallad Panda on 6:43 AM Comments

As reported in The Economist, exercise induces muscles of body to clear malformed proteins and other cellular components. Photobucket

A paper published in Nature by Beth Levine of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre and her colleagues sheds some light on the matter.
They were testing a theory to show that exercise, at least in part, helps to prevent a host of diseases by promoting autophagy.
This process, whose name is derived from the Greek for “self-eating”, is a mechanism by which surplus, worn-out or malformed proteins and other cellular components are broken up for scrap and recycled. Full story can be read here
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