Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 17 November 2004
Solving the Energy Crisis
Signaling molecule spurs cells to generate mitochondria
R. John Davenporthttp://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2004/46/nf101
Abstract: Finding enough gas to fill ravenous SUVs isn't the world's only energy crisis. As people age, they lose mitochondria, the cell's power producers. Now, researchers have pegged a signaling molecule that prompts cells to make more of the organelles. The finding could lead researchers to ways of augmenting mitochondrial supplies in the elderly and in people with diseases such as diabetes.
Citation: R. J. Davenport, Solving the Energy Crisis. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (46), nf101 (2004).
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