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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 15 December 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 50, p. nf110
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.50.nf110]

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Switching On Longevity

Energy-measuring molecule might stretch life span

Mitch Leslie

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2004/50/nf110

Abstract: Growing older is exhausting, even for nematodes, but a particular protein serves as a worm tonic, according to new research. The molecule senses energy shortages and fortifies the animals, extending their lives. The work also uncovers the molecule's interplay with the much-studied insulin-like signaling pathway.

Citation: M. Leslie, Switching On Longevity. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (50), nf110 (2004).

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