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Tag: mTOR

Cat heart
Researchers publishing in Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association have conducted a feline clinical trial finding that rapamycin is effective against heart enlargement in cats. A well-known drug for a well-known problem Rapamycin: Benefits, Side Effects, and ResearchRapamycin is a macrolide, a class of antibiotic and it exhibits potent antitumor and immunosuppressive activity. It...
Needles in haystack
In a recent paper published in International Journal of Medical Sciences, researchers have described how they used artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to find mTOR-inhibiting molecules [1]. mTOR is a common target for lifespan extension interventions The mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) is a well-known molecule in the rejuvenation world. Previous studies have demonstrated...
Needle in a haystack
Researchers publishing in Nature Communications have determined that interventions that extend lifespan in mice may not have significant effects on the processes of aging. Improvement is not the same as slowing decline The researchers begin this paper by noting that previous studies have outlined a broad variety of dietary, environmental, and genetic factors that are...
Glutamine
A new study published in Frontiers of Pharmacology has shown that glutamine deprivation might speed up aging while glutamine supplementation reduces oxidative stress-induced senescence in mice [1]. Glutamine is an amino acid of paramount importance for many cellular functions. It is involved in the synthesis of various crucial molecules, such as the neurotransmitter glutamate and...
Mouse test
In a new study published in Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, researchers have shown that a combination of two compounds targeting different autophagy pathways is effective in fighting the pathological mechanism of Alzheimer's disease in a mouse model [1]. Cleaning up is a big deal The accumulation of "junk", such as misfolded proteins and damaged organelles,...
Drug combination
Scientists have shown that a combination of rapamycin, acarbose, and phenylbutyrate has a synergetic rejuvenation effect when administered to 20-month-old mice for three months [1]. Fighting on multiple fronts In this paper, the authors argue that to tackle such a multifaced process as aging, it might be beneficial to target different molecular pathways using several...