What is MGF? (Mechano Growth Factor)
MGF, or Mechano Growth Factor, is a peptide. The MGF peptide is produced through splicing, which causes a reading frame shift in the genetic code. It is a spliced variant form of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1.) This peptide is expressed on the cellular level, and found to be produced from the liver of animal test subjects. Through a number of studies, it has been found to be helpful in maintaining muscular and skeletal functions in animal test subjects.
MGF has been shown to be expressed in a number of different tissues as a response to stimuli. The most common appearance of MGF production is when muscular tissue has been broken down. Its release it meant to aid in the rebuilding of the damage tissues and helps to promote the growth of them.
What does MGF do?
MGF has been used in scientific studies done on animal test subjects, to understand its effect. Based on a number of scientific studies, it has been found that Mechano Growth Factor is responsible for a number of things. Some of the more notable effects are as follows.
Increased of cellular functionality in late stage of cell cycle
In studies done on animal test subjects, Mechano Growth Factor has been shown to slow down cell differentiation in the final stage of the cellular cycle. During the cell cycle, the final stages are when the cell loses its ability to function and is, therefore, essentially useless at this point. With the Mechano Growth Factor affecting the cell, the cell is able to perform for a bit longer, before the cell dies due to apoptosis.
Muscular repair and growth efficiency
These animal studies have also shown that MGF has an effect on the creation of muscular tissue causing an increase in cell proliferation in an injured area. It was found that animal test subjects were shown to have more efficient repair muscle and muscle growth when the MGF protein was found in the tissue.
Increase in half-life of secretions
In these animal studies, the presents of MGF was found to extend the half-life of secretions, which are vital in assisting growth and repair of both muscular and skeletal tissue. This helps the animal test subject achieve homeostasis more efficiently, due to the improved ability for cells to retain functionality later in the cellular cycle.
MGF side effects
Though Mechano Growth Factor studies have shown a number of theoretical benefits, it has also been found that a number of negative side effects are caused by the presence of this peptide. These are important to note, and research should look out for these in their animal test subjects. Some negative side effects are as follows:
- Swelling of extremities
- Drop in blood pressure
- Cardiac arrest and a few other cardiovascular irregularities
The most common negative side effect, seen in the animal test subjects, was hypoglycemia (low blood sugar.) It is hypothesized this is due to the way the peptide’s presence has the ability to increased the efficiency of cell function. However, this MGF side effect was easy to counter by giving the animal test subjects more glucose in its diet.
Mechano Growth Factor has a lot of potential uses in the future. However, more studies are needed before it can be determined safe for human consumption. It is important to note that MGF is not ready yet for testing on human subjects. These research peptides should only be used in studies done on animal test subjects.
The scientific community benefits greatly from the research of MGF and other peptides. Researching these types of peptides provides better understand of their functions. At Rasa Research, we offer top of the line research peptides for your scientific studies. These products are intended for laboratory use only.