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October 22nd, 2007

Fighting obesity may be as easy as ATP, says UH researcher

Abstract:
Miller envisions that nanoscale probes eventually could be developed to image activity of individual biological molecular motors that produce ATP, such as the molecular turbine ATP synthase, which is the smallest known rotary motor in existence that produces ATP with amazing efficiency. The human body contains about sextillion of these motors that recycle anywhere from a person's own body weight to more than a ton of ATP in a single day, depending on how vigorously one exercises.

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