Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 9 March 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 10, p. nf18
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.10.nf18]

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Sugar Rush

Potential life-extending enzyme cranks up glucose synthesis

Mitch Leslie

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2005/10/nf18

Abstract: An enzyme that lengthens yeast life span helps hungry mice boost dwindling sugar supplies, new results reveal. The protein teams with another molecule to ignite glucose manufacture and quash sugar destruction. The work illuminates how the molecule tweaks metabolism in mammals.

Citation: M. Leslie, Sugar Rush. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (10), nf18 (2005).

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