Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 18 August 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 33, p. nf76
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.33.nf76]

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Hardy Helper

Molecular partner urges worm protein to trigger survival pathway

R. John Davenport

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2004/33/nf76

Abstract: Like the little devil who wheedles the conscience of a cartoon character contemplating a fateful decision, a worm protein guides another protein in shaping the animal's future, new work reveals. The molecule--called DIN-1--coaxes another protein to stretch longevity when a particular hormone is absent. The study might help clarify how pathways that kick in during hard times also delay aging.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, Hardy Helper. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (33), nf76 (2004).

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