Sunday, August 10, 2014

TRAP-1

‘Rewired’ mice show signs of longer lives with fewer age-related illnesses
August 5, 2014

Mitochondrion (credit: BruceBlaus/Creative Commons) Mice lacking a specific protein (TRAP-1) live longer lives with fewer age-related illnesses, such as tissue degeneration, obesity, and spontaneous tumor formation, when compared with normal mice, researchers at The Wistar Institute have discovered. In healthy cells, TRAP-1 is an important regulator of metabolism and has been shown to regulate energy production in mitochondria, which are …more…

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