Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 11 December 2002
Vol. 2002, Issue 49, p. nf15
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2002.49.nf15]


One for All

Worm and fly longevity pathway controls mouse aging, too

R. John Davenport;2002/49/nf15

Abstract: A genetic manipulation that extends the lives of nematodes and fruit flies also delays death in mice, according to a new study. Previous research hinted that similar antiaging mechanisms function in mammals and their spineless cronies, but this result provides the clearest indication yet that the same longevity pathway operates in three diverse species. The finding confirms that information about aging gleaned from worms and flies applies to rodents and brings the knowledge one step closer to people.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, One for All. Science's SAGE KE (11 December 2002),;2002/49/nf15

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