Israeli scientists extended healthy life mice by 30%15 октября, 2021
If you translate the results per person, then the life expectancy can be increased to 120 years old, the authors said. The most important thing is that they managed to preserve the health and physical activity of animals, warning the development of cancer and other diseases.
Understanding the mechanisms of human aging remains for scientists around the world a key priority for developing methods to increase life expectancy. Israeli researchers from the University of Bar-Ilan have determined protein, the impact on which can not only influence the lifespan, but also to protect against age diseases,
SIRT6 protein is involved in the regulation of many biological processes, including aging, obesity and insulin resistance, but the mechanisms manage to remain unknown by these processes. Scientists began to study the influence of SIRT6 on life expectancy and found that the increased expression of the SIRT6 gene may increase the life of laboratory mice on average by 30%. These results managed to achieve in experiments both with males and females.
«For people, this means an increase in the life expectancy of a 90-year-old person to 120 years,» the authors emphasized. However, these achievements are ahead of another no less important result.
In addition, rodents remained as active and stronger as their younger individuals.
The study of SIRT6 action mechanisms showed that mice with increased gene expression could produce energy by splitting fats and lactic acid.
«This discovery in combination with our previous results shows that SIRT6 controls the speed of healthy aging. If we can determine how to activate it in a person, it will have enormous consequences for health and economy, «the author of the work of Him Cohen concluded.
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