Saturday, July 24, 2010

Gene SIRT1 Linked to Aging also Linked to Alzheimer’s

The SIRT1 gene, which produces proteins called sirtuins, has previously been shown to regulate many cell activities, especially those involved in stress response and calorie deprivation.

MIT biologists report that they have discovered the first link between the amyloid plaques that form in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients and a gene previously implicated in the aging process, SIRT1....

Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room

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