Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 12 November 2003
Vol. 2003, Issue 45, p. or24


Yeast Life Span Extension by Calorie Restriction Is Independent of NAD Fluctuation

Rozalyn M. Anderson, Magda Latorre-Esteves, Ana Rute Neves, Siva Lavu, Oliver Medvedik, Christopher Taylor, Konrad T. Howitz, Helena Santos, and David A. Sinclair;2003/45/or24

Abstract: Science 6 November 2003 (10.1126/science.1088697) (Science Express Reports)

Calorie restriction (CR) slows aging in numerous species. In the yeast S. cerevisiae, this effect requires Sir2, a conserved NAD+-dependent deacetylase. We report that CR reduces nuclear NAD+ levels in vivo. Moreover, the activity of Sir2 and its human homolog SIRT1 are not affected by physiological alterations in the NAD+:NADH ratio. These data implicate alternate mechanisms of Sir2 regulation by CR.


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