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Tag: mTORC1

Many lab mice
A new study published in Nature Communications has found that rapamycin, which is often considered to be a calorie restriction mimetic, has different and additive effects to caloric restriction in muscle tissue. The role of mTORC1 Mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) is a well-known component of fundamental nutrient sensing pathways whose dysregulation is...
Psoralea corylifolia
A new publication in Nature Communications has revealed that corylin, which is derived from the Chinese herb Psoralea corylifolia, increases the lifespan of model organisms through well-known pathways of aging. Finding corylin This study did not begin with an examination of corylin or even a look at this particular herb. Instead, the researchers examined multiple...
Easter Island
We take a look at rapamycin and why some researchers think it could be useful in combating aging. What is rapamycin? Rapamycin is a macrolide, a class of antibiotic that includes erythromycin, roxithromycin, azithromycin, and clarithromycin. Rapamycin exhibits potent antitumor and immunosuppressive activity. Where is rapamycin found? Rapamycin was first discovered in 1972 in the...
Three Baby Mice
A study published in Cell Reports has shown that early-life exposure to antibiotics that destroy the gut flora can harm the lifelong development of mice, including lifespan. Three groups with different microbiota To begin the study, the researchers fed 20 baby mice, as well as their mothers, amoxicillin and neomycin, and they established a control...
Stroke Recovery
In a study published in Aging, Chinese researchers have described how they used computer modeling in order to create a new rapalog that is designed to reduce the long-term impact of stroke. Reperfusion injury, autophagy, and mTORC1 Stroke and other ischemic events, such as heart attack, occur when a blockage causes blood to stop flowing...
Mitochondrion
A new study conducted by a team of Japanese scientists and published in Scientific Reports details how cells can have their damaged mitochondria destroyed and replaced with healthy ones, offering a potential solution to the problem of mitochondrial dysfunction. Why we Age: Mitochondrial DysfunctionAs they age, the mitochondria in our cells lose their ability to...