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Tag: Deregulated Nutrient Sensing

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March 15, 2021
In this episode of X10, we discuss the practice of caloric restriction along with its effects, which involve the TOR signaling pathway, epigenetic alterations, and DNA repair.  Sources Colman RJ, Anderson RM, Johnson SC, Kastman EK, Kosmatka KJ, Beasley TM, Allison DB, Cruzen C, Simmons HA, Kemnitz JW, Weindruch R. (2009) Caloric restriction delays...
March 10, 2021
Welcome to part two of a two-part series exploring NAD+ biology; you can find part one here. There are already a myriad of excellent reviews on NAD+ biology in general [1-3], so, in this article, we will be mainly focusing on the NAD+ precursor nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN). NMN and synthesis of NAD+ NMN can be...
March 02, 2021
This is part one of a two-part article where we take a look at NAD+ biology, its history, how it relates to the biology of aging, and the potential for therapeutic interventions via the so-called NAD+ precursors. What is NAD+? Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is a coenzyme found in all living cells. It is a...
A depiction of NAD on a black background
February 05, 2021
Aging is accompanied by the loss of proteostasis, the accumulation of misfolded proteins and their amyloid aggregates, and mitochondrial dysfunction, which is partially characterized by the loss of mitochondrial homeostasis, the delicate balance that mitochondria need in order to produce energy without polluting the body with excessive amounts of free radicals. The hallmarks of aging...
Small plate of food
December 03, 2020
A key gene mediating the effect of dietary restriction on longevity has been identified, improving our understanding of the link between the two and raising the prospect of more targeted therapeutic interventions. Less is more Dietary restriction is one of the most reliable ways to increase longevity, increasing lifespan in species from fruit flies to...
A picture of the Alpha-ketoglutarate molecule
September 07, 2020
Alpha-ketoglutarate (AKG) has long been a popular sports supplement and is often used in the bodybuilding world, but interest in this molecule has now reached the aging research field due to its central role in metabolism. History of alpha-ketoglutarate Alpha-ketoglutarate (AKG) was discovered in 1937 by Hans Adolf Krebs and William Arthur Johnson at the...