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AMPK Modulates Tissue and Organismal Aging in a Non-Cell-Autonomous Manner

4 years, 10 months ago

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Posted on Sep 17, 2014, 2 p.m.

UCLA biologists delay the aging process by 'remote control' [fruitfly]

Activating a gene called AMPK in the nervous system induces the anti-aging cellular recycling process of autophagy in both the brain and intestine. Activating AMPK in the intestine leads to increased autophagy in both the intestine and brain. This 'inter-organ' communication during aging can substantially prolong the healthy lifespan of fruit flies.

Matthew Ulgherait, Anil Rana, Michael Rera, Jacqueline Graniel, David W. Walker.  Cell Reports, 4 September 2014.

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