Key Protein May Explain The Anti-Aging And Anti-Cancer Benefits Of Dietary Restriction, Buck Institute for Age Research
5/22/2009 9:10:04 AM
EurekAlert -- A protein that plays a key role in tumor formation, oxygen metabolism and inflammation is involved in a pathway that extends lifespan by dietary restriction. The finding, which appears in the May 22, 2009 edition of the on-line journal PLoS Genetics, provides a new understanding of how dietary restriction contributes to longevity and cancer prevention and gives scientists new targets for developing and testing drugs that could extend the healthy years of life.
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