Note to users. If you're seeing this message, it means that your browser cannot find this page's style/presentation instructions -- or possibly that you are using a browser that does not support current Web standards. Find out more about why this message is appearing, and what you can do to make your experience of our site the best it can be.

Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 5 October 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 40, p. nf79
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.40.nf79]


Cut the Fat

Enzyme restores lipid-damaged DNA

Mitch Leslie

Abstract: Fat not only spoils our figures and jams our arteries, but it can also stick to and mar DNA. A new study reports that bacteria tackle this problem by deploying an enzyme that snips off the fatty bits. The work hints that similar enzymes help fend off cancer by tidying our DNA.

Citation: M. Leslie, Cut the Fat. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (40), nf79 (2005).

Read the Full Text

To Advertise     Find Products

Science of Aging Knowledge Environment. ISSN 1539-6150