Gene doping: the hype and the reality.

@article{Wells2008GeneDT,
  title={Gene doping: the hype and the reality.},
  author={Dominic J Wells},
  journal={British journal of pharmacology},
  year={2008},
  volume={154 3},
  pages={
          623-31
        }
}
Some spectacular results from genetic manipulation of laboratory rodents and increasing developments in human gene therapy raise the spectre of genetic modification or 'gene doping' in sports. Candidate targets include the induction of muscle hypertrophy through overexpression of specific splice variants of insulin-like growth factor-1 or blockade of the action of myostatin, increasing oxygen delivery by raising the hematocrit through the use of erythropoietin, induction of angiogenesis with… CONTINUE READING
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