Novel Muscle Therapeutics Through Selective Beta-Adrenoceptor Signalling

Grant number: 1026231 | Funding period: 2012 - 2015

Completed

Abstract

Muscle wasting is an urgent and unmet health risk commonly associated with ageing; cancer, muscle diseases, and conditions including cardiovascular and metabolic disorders. Manipulating beta-adrenergic signalling is a therapeutic target for muscle wasting but treatments have so far been limited due to cardiaovascular side effects. Using cutting edge technologies, we will identify treatments that effectively separate beneficial effects on skeletal muscles from unwanted effects on the heart.