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Tag: Mitochondria

Skeletal Muscle
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has examined the dosage and safety of a urolithin A supplement [1]. This study also examined urolithin A's effect on muscle endurance and specific health biomarkers. A randomized, controlled clinical trial  This study is a follow-up to prior work done by the Amazentis company,...
Heart Attack
Research published in Circulation has shown that mitochondrial, but not nuclear, telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) protects against damage caused by heart attacks in a murine model. A non-canonical role While TERT's name comes from its main function, the protection of telomere length in the cellular nucleus, the researchers make it clear that TERT has other...
AKG may be a useful supplement for slowing down aging.
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. What is alpha-ketoglutarate? AKG is a naturally occurring endogenous intermediary metabolite and part of the Krebs cycle, which means...
Blood cells
Researchers have reversed the age-related decline in the function of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) in older mice using nicotinamide riboside. This success can make our blood more youthful and increase the effectiveness of stem cell transplantation [1]. There will be blood HSCs are the progenitors of all our blood cells. HSCs reside in the bone...
Researchers from the Laboratory for Cell Function Dynamics in Japan have developed a new method for detecting mitophagy, the process of recycling damaged mitochondria. The Necessity of Mitophagy Our mitochondria are the powerhouses of our cells, turning the food we eat into ATP, the form of chemical energy that our cells use. However, over time,...
Mouse with prominent whiskers
A group of researchers has demonstrated that treatment with NMN, a precursor of NAD+, restores neurovascular coupling (NVC) in aged mice [1]. Since NVC deficiency seems to be a major factor in the age-related decline of cognitive and motor functions, this discovery presents exciting new possibilities for longevity research. Neurovascular coupling While the human brain...