UVA School of Medicine Faculty News Weekly Round-Up
• Just One Session of Exercise Can Help Make Cells Healthier
Zhen Yan, PhD, and colleagues have completed a study in mice that, for the first time, shows that just one bout of moderate to intense exercise acts as a “stress test” on mitochondria in muscles. They discovered that this “stress test” induced by aerobic exercise triggers a process called mitophagy, where the muscle disposes of the damaged or dysfunctional mitochondria, making the muscle healthier.
The findings have been published online by Nature Communications.
UVA School of Medicine faculty contributing the article include the following:
Yan, PhD, Professor of Medicine
Jeffrey Saucerman, PhD, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Read more: http://newsroom.uvahealth.com/2017/09/21/just-1-session-exercise-can-help-make-cells-healthier
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