Israeli scientists have managed to increase the average life of mice by 30 percent. They believe that their research method could take up people who, for example, would live to be 120 instead of 90 years.
The website of the Israeli Bar-Ilan University informed about it. In research, the results of which were published by the journal Nature Communications, scientists from the US National Institutes of Health and experts from Barcelona also took part.
The researchers strengthened the protein sirtuin (SIRT6), the presence of which in the body decreases with increasing age. The experiment was performed on 250 mice.
Research has shown that older animals lose their ability to generate energy in the absence of external energy sources, such as during a short fast. On the other hand, mice with an adjusted protein level were able to generate energy from other sources, such as fat breakdown or lactic acid. As a result, sugar was formed, which the body used to generate the energy needed for the muscles and especially for the brain.
“Mice showed easier overcoming of various age-related diseases, such as cancer or blood disorders. In addition, they were able to perform the same intense activities as young mice without weakening them, “according to a report from an Israeli university.Read also Study: Cases of inflammation of the heart muscle are probably related to vaccination
“If we can determine how to activate a protein in humans, we can prolong human life, which could have huge health and economic consequences,” said Chaim Cohen, head of the research team.
While in mice the level of SIRT6 protein can be increased by genetic modification, in humans, drugs are needed. Scientists believe that such drugs could develop within two to three years.
Source: Pravda.sk – Veda a technika by vat.pravda.sk.
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