Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 17 November 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 46, p. nf101
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.46.nf101]


Solving the Energy Crisis

Signaling molecule spurs cells to generate mitochondria

R. John Davenport

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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