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Speed protein

 •  • by Paul Ingraham
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When we exercise, we produce protein, MOTS-c. Injecting that protein into mice seemed to have a rather dramatic effect on their athletic performance. Ben Taube for “17% of the aged mice were able to increase their running speed to a sprint after being injected with [MOTS-c] …while none of their untreated counterparts managed to go faster than walking pace.”

Intriguing. I would like to increase my running speed…

(A gold star for the author for managing to write about mitochondria without describing them as the “powerhouse of the cell.”)