A Mammalian Longevity Gene?

Have researchers found the first evidence that a sirtuin gene prolongs life in mice?

The Scientist reports that in 2001, researchers showed that a sirtuin protein—associated with the cellular stress response and metabolism—was essential for slowing aging in yeast.

” Now, researchers at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat-Gan, Israel, found that a different member of the sirtuin family may stall death in mice, suggesting sirtuins may also be significant players in mammalian aging.”

Read more about what this may mean for us humans:

http://the-scientist.com/2012/02/23/a-mammalian-longevity-gene/

 

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About UWF Center on Aging

The Center on Aging at the University of West Florida was established in the Fall of 2010 when the School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences faculty along with assistance from Sponsored Research submitted a grant to the State University System Board of Governors in support of aging initiatives for Northwest Florida. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of aging adults through the application of science to address challenges associated with aging and to promote healthy aging, with an emphasis on prevention. This will be accomplished through inter-disciplinary and inter-professional efforts of basic and applied research, consultation, and partnerships with community agencies. Education and training, direct services to the aging population, and public awareness and understanding of the contributions and needs of elders will be primary objectives.
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One Response to A Mammalian Longevity Gene?

  1. Enjoyed studying this, very good stuff, thanks . “Golf isn’t a game, it’s a choice that one makes with one’s life.” by Charles Rosin.

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