C. Elegans ageing and cell division

David Clopton dclopton at sdcc3.ucsd.edu
Thu Dec 23 05:07:00 EST 1993


In <CIG9M3.Kw0.2 at cs.cmu.edu> tsf at CS.CMU.EDU (Timothy Freeman) writes:

>Don't muscle cells divide when people do body building to get bigger muscles?

	For the overwhelming majority of people, no, muscle cells do
not divide.  I have been told by some physiologists that there MAY
be some evidence that under VERY heavy-duty body-building that there
may be some division of muscle cells, but that this is still far
from proven.  All that happens is that the individual muscle fibers
get larger in body builders.  They still have the same number they
started with....

	David Clopton
	dclopton at uscd.edu
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