Latest Sirtuin 1 Stories
In type 1 diabetes, the immune system destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, but the precise cause has not been clear.
Researchers watched two groups of mice, both nearing the end of a two-day fast.
The Sirt1 enzyme in the body has generated enormous attention as a possible secret to living longer.
New study identifies another anti-cancer effect of the 'longevity' protein SIRT1.
A French study using mice suggests an experimental drug can protect against obesity and metabolic diseases associated with a high-fat diet.
Opening the possibility of new therapies for type 2 diabetes, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that a protein called Sirt1 enhances the secretion of insulin in mice and allows them to better control blood glucose levels. Their study will appear in the August 17 issue of Cell Metabolism.
Researchers have determined that a gene present in mouse cells limits the number of times that a cell can divide. The gene is involved in a process, called senescence, which is thought to ensure that aging cells do not pass on harmful mutations.
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