Navigation Links
Capacity for exercise can be inherited, UC Riverside biologists find
Date:9/1/2010

RIVERSIDE, Calif. Biologists at the University of California, Riverside have found that voluntary activity, such as daily exercise, is a highly heritable trait that can be passed down genetically to successive generations.

Working on mice in the lab, they found that activity level can be enhanced with "selective breeding" the process of breeding plants and animals for particular genetic traits. Their experiments showed that mice that were bred to be high runners produced high-running offspring, indicating that the offspring had inherited the trait for activity.

"Our findings have implications for human health," said Theodore Garland Jr., a professor of biology, whose laboratory conducted the multi-year research. "Down the road people could be treated pharmacologically for low activity levels through drugs that targeted specific genes that promote activity. Pharmacological interventions in the future could make it more pleasurable for people to engage in voluntary exercise. Such interventions could also make it less comfortable for people to sit still for long periods of time."

In humans, activity levels vary widely from couch-potato-style inactivity to highly active athletic endeavors.

"We have a huge epidemic of obesity in Western society, and yet we have little understanding of what determines variation among individuals for voluntary exercise levels," Garland said.

Study results appear online Sept. 1 in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

The researchers began their experiments in 1993 with 224 mice whose levels of genetic variation bore similarity to those seen in wild mouse populations. The researchers randomly divided the base population of mice into eight separate lines four lines bred for high levels of daily running, with the remaining four used as controls and measured how m
'/>"/>

Contact: Iqbal Pittalwala
iqbal@ucr.edu
951-827-6050
University of California - Riverside
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Traits produced by melanin may signal the bearers capacity to combat free radicals
2. Embryonic heart exhibits impressive regenerative capacity
3. Rural areas able to increase screening capacity for colorectal cancer
4. URI receives $18 million grant to strengthen biomedical research capacity in Rhode Island
5. High-tech vehicle design boosts emergency rescue capacity
6. NICS to add more than 300 Teraflops to the NSF’s computing capacity
7. For insulin sensitive overweight patients, 1 session of exercise improves metabolic health
8. During exercise, the human brain shifts into high gear on alternative energy
9. Recommendations for childrens exercise lacking say experts
10. Study may explain exercise-induced fatigue in muscular dystrophies
11. Previous abortions and exercise: Do they affect pregnancy?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Capacity for exercise can be inherited, UC Riverside biologists find
(Date:3/23/2015)... , March 23, 2015 SoundView Technology Group issues ... (NASDAQ: NXTD ) Wocket smart wallet. SoundView was one of ... on their experience with the Wocket in multiple scenarios and ... Whole Foods and other retailers, making both debit and credit ... also says, "If the company meets their plans in ...
(Date:3/20/2015)... and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rswjb4/hand_geometry ) has announced the ... Report" report to their offering. This report ... The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, ... Europe , Asia-Pacific , ... Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period ...
(Date:3/17/2015)... Minn. , March 17, 2015 ... technology company specializing in clinical study management systems, ... be in attendance at ARENA,s Outsourcing in Clinical ... NC.  This event provides an excellent forum for ... easy-to-use, flexible and affordable software-as-a-service (SaaS) eClinical technology ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Technology Research Note Update from SoundView; Real-World Usage and Feedback of Wocket Smart Wallet at CVS, Whole Foods and other Retailers 2Technology Research Note Update from SoundView; Real-World Usage and Feedback of Wocket Smart Wallet at CVS, Whole Foods and other Retailers 3Technology Research Note Update from SoundView; Real-World Usage and Feedback of Wocket Smart Wallet at CVS, Whole Foods and other Retailers 4Hand Geometry - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: An Essential Security Component for both Government & Enterprise Sector 2Hand Geometry - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: An Essential Security Component for both Government & Enterprise Sector 3Hand Geometry - Global Strategic Business Report 2015: An Essential Security Component for both Government & Enterprise Sector 4Connect With MedNet Solutions At Outsourcing In Clinical Trials Southeast 2
... , April 17, 2013 Vermillion, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... on gynecologic cancers and women,s health, announced the signing of ... U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC). ... Reduction Using OVA1 in a Treatment Algorithm for Adnexal ...
... 100% biodiesel (B100) "blend stock" samples by the U.S. ... that 95% of the samples from 2011-12 met ASTM ... guidelines for industry and are designed to ensure quality ... operation of the nation,s vehicles powered by biodiesel blends. ...
... 16, 2013 - BGI Health and ACIBADEM Healthcare ... Company Molecular Biology, signed a Memorandum of Understanding ... technologies to Turkey and improving Turkish reproductive healthcare. ... testing technologies in the areas of Monogenic disorders, ...
Cached Biology News:U.S. Army and Vermillion to Assess Health and Economic Benefits of OVA1 as a Standard of Care 2U.S. Army and Vermillion to Assess Health and Economic Benefits of OVA1 as a Standard of Care 3U.S. Army and Vermillion to Assess Health and Economic Benefits of OVA1 as a Standard of Care 4NREL survey shows dramatic improvement in B100 biodiesel quality 2BGI Health forms partnership with ACIBADEM hospital on genetic disease testing 2
(Date:3/30/2015)... OTTAWA , March 30, 2015 /CNW/ - A ... today on the salaries and demographic profiles of new ... "Opening the Door – Building Careers for New Grads ... Canada,s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D) and features ... federal Career Focus wage subsidy program from 2013 to ...
(Date:3/30/2015)...  Spherix Incorporated (Nasdaq: SPEX ) -- an intellectual ... monetization of intellectual property, today provided an update ... Spherix v. Uniden , Case No. 3:13-cv-03496-M, both ... Northern District of Texas ... Case No. 1:14-cv-00721-GBL-TCB, in the United States ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... OXFORD, England , March 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... company developing novel biological drugs to treat cancer, ... appointment of Professor Sir John Bell , ... and Chairman of the Office for the Strategic ... Directors with immediate effect.      (Photo: ...
(Date:3/30/2015)... , March 30, 2015 ... Richmond Pharmacology ist das erste Zentrum ... am Royal Free Hospital in London ... Untersuchung eines RNAi-Therapeutikums Studienversuche an einem Patienten begonnen ... Transthyretin vermittelter Amyloidose entwickelt (ATTR), einer seltenen Herz- ...
Breaking Biology Technology:New Report on Graduates in Canadian Biotech Industry Sheds Light on Hiring Practices 2New Report on Graduates in Canadian Biotech Industry Sheds Light on Hiring Practices 3New Report on Graduates in Canadian Biotech Industry Sheds Light on Hiring Practices 4Spherix Provides Update on Litigation vs. VTech, Uniden and Verizon 2Spherix Provides Update on Litigation vs. VTech, Uniden and Verizon 3Immunocore Appoints Professor Sir John Bell to its Board of Directors 2Immunocore Appoints Professor Sir John Bell to its Board of Directors 3Immunocore Appoints Professor Sir John Bell to its Board of Directors 4Immunocore Appoints Professor Sir John Bell to its Board of Directors 5
... PAREXEL International,Corporation (Nasdaq: PRXL ) announced today ... Conference in Boston, MA. Josef von,Rickenbach, Chairman and Chief ... at 3:50 p.m. EDT on Thursday, September 4, 2008., ... available under the,"Upcoming Events" section on PAREXEL,s "Investors" homepage ...
... LLC, a New Jersey-based,leading provider of prescription co-pay ... has significantly expanded the scope of,the lawsuit that ... of the State,of New York, County of New ... subsidiary of McKesson Corporation. PSKW is,now seeking, in ...
... NATICK, Mass. and MUNICH, Germany, Sept. 1 ... today announced one-year data,from its landmark SYNTAX ... TAXUS(R) Express2(TM) Paclitaxel-Eluting Coronary Stent,System to contemporary ... results demonstrated no statistically significant differences,between PCI ...
Cached Biology Technology:PAREXEL International To Present at Thomas Weisel Partners Healthcare Conference 2PSKW Expands Its Lawsuit Against McKesson to Seek Assignment of McKesson's Patent Application 2Landmark SYNTAX Trial Reports Comparable Safety Outcomes for Complex Patients Treated With TAXUS(R) Express2(TM) Stents or Bypass Surgery 2Landmark SYNTAX Trial Reports Comparable Safety Outcomes for Complex Patients Treated With TAXUS(R) Express2(TM) Stents or Bypass Surgery 3Landmark SYNTAX Trial Reports Comparable Safety Outcomes for Complex Patients Treated With TAXUS(R) Express2(TM) Stents or Bypass Surgery 4Landmark SYNTAX Trial Reports Comparable Safety Outcomes for Complex Patients Treated With TAXUS(R) Express2(TM) Stents or Bypass Surgery 5
... reagent is formulated specifically for Alkaline Phosphatase ... levels of activity for both the enzyme ... final dilution. This product has been ... the customer a longer shelf life, resistance ...
... Protein DetectorTM Microarray Dot Blot Kits overcome ... and quantitation over a wide range in ... ) detection. They are ideal for ... hundreds of samples for the presence of ...
AC input: 50-60 Hz 115-120 V...
... StabilZyme AP Conjugate Stabilizer is an ... bovine protein and other non-toxic stabilizing ... acid), pH 5.5 6.5. ... 0.02% methylisothiazolone and 0.02% bromonitrodioxane as ...
Biology Products: