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An unexpected cause of rapid aging has been identified

An unexpected cause of rapid aging has been identified

The study of this phenomenon will help to defeat the terrible diseases

Aging can be stopped. Photo by: depositphotos

Aging can be stopped. Photo by: depositphotos

Scientists from the University of Exeter (UK) have identified a group of genes that play a key role in the aging process. They regulate the splicing factors – the molecules that determine the way in which the information RNA matures. This is reported in a press release about Medical Xpress.

Researchers have shown that blocking the ERK and AKT signaling pathways helps to reduce aging cells and rejuvenate cell cultures. A similar effect can be achieved by inhibiting the major components of these pathways – the FOX01 and ETV6 genes that code for transcription factors. In this case, scientists also noticed an increase in the number of connection factors.

Scientists hope that the results of the research will help to develop methods for combating old age and related diseases, such as chronic inflammations or cancer.

Let's remember, a simple way to slow down aging. In addition, we wrote that green leafy vegetables slow down the aging of the brain and help to preserve memory and other cognitive functions. This conclusion was made by American specialists from the Medical Center of Rush University.

A factor was also mentioned, making the old age 43% faster.

source:
"Today"

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