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Tag: Histones

Chromatin and histones
June 11, 2021
Researchers have demonstrated that rapamycin, a drug that has long been believed to slow down aging, changes the way DNA is stored inside cells to support gut health and longevity [1]. This improvement to DNA storage has been observed in both fruit flies and mice in the lab, and the researchers believe that those benefits...
LifeXtenShow depicts chromatin as books
January 21, 2021
On this episode of LifeXtenShow, Sedeer explains histones in the context of epigenetic alterations, one of the hallmarks of aging, using a library of books as an analogy. As we age, our histones change how accessible our DNA is, altering how our cells read our genome and make proteins. Some of these proteins are also...