Anti-Aging Gene Identified as Tumor Suppressor in Mice: Mice Without Pro-Longevity Gene SIRT6 Had Higher Risk of Gastrointestinal Cancers, University of Michigan Health System and Harvard Medical School Study
12/12/2012 7:17:52 AM
A new study sheds more light on how an anti-aging gene suppresses cancer growth, joint University of Michigan Health System and Harvard Medical School research shows. Loss of the SIRT6 protein in mice increases the number, size and aggressiveness of tumors, according to the new research published in the scientific journal Cell. The study also suggests that the loss of SIRT6 promotes tumor growth in human colon and pancreatic cancers.