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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 16 February 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 7, p. nf14
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.7.nf14]


Short Circuit, Long Life

Sloppy wiring in mitochondria extends fly longevity

R. John Davenport

Abstract: Dimming the lights can extend a bulb's life. Similarly, a protein that turns down the current running through cellular power plants prolongs fly survival, new results reveal. The protein works by squelching the production of noxious oxidants.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, Short Circuit, Long Life. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (7), nf14 (2005).

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