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University of Iowa

Muscular Blocker

Caption: UI researchers have identified a key protein involved in muscle atrophy. The protein, Gadd45a, reprograms hundreds of genes inside a muscle cell's nucleus, causing the nucleus to dramatically change from a cigar shape (top) to a swollen bulb (bottom).

Credit: Adams lab, University of Iowa

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