Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 24 November 2004
Young at Heart
Life-extending mutation preserves fly hearts
R. John Davenporthttp://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2004/47/nf105
Abstract: Slowing the aging clock keeps the heart ticking strong, according to new work in flies. Insects with a life-stretching genetic alteration maintain robust heart rates and withstand cardiac stress better than do normal insects. The work shows that a mechanism that stalls aging in the entire organism also hinders deterioration of particular tissues.
Citation: R. J. Davenport, Young at Heart. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (47), nf105 (2004).
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