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Misplaced Enzyme Is to Blame for Quick Fatigue After Mild Exercise

Tuesday 16 December 2008

TwinsScientists at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute have discovered a reason for severe fatigue that can result after even mild exercise.

The researchers say that “the enzyme called neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) is not present at its normal location in the membrane surrounding muscle cells”.

Although the study focused on muscular dystrophy, Kevin P Campbell, leader of the research team, said that the results “might have implications for treatment of other conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and even the aging-related muscle weakness that can lead to dangerous falls”.

You can read the full article here:

Howard Hughes Medical Institute: Muscular Dystrophy: Misplaced Enzyme Is to Blame for Quick Fatigue After Mild Exercise

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