Faculty News Weekly Round-Up

September 23, 2017 by   |   Leave a Comment

UVA School of Medicine Faculty News Weekly Round-Up
September 22

• 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

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