Friday, November 03, 2006

SirT1 update

Some people actually think that SirT1 is an important protein. Despite the fact that it is non-essential and doesn't affect p53 biological functions.
However hitting the mainstream media is a story that supports these peoples beliefs. Apparently not only does resveratrol (that Sir2 depedant life-extending molecule) extend the life of worms it looks like it works in mice. Even if they are not calorie restricted.
Basically eat what you want and drink red wine.


Anonymous Coward said...

I think the authors of the SIR2/p53 paper were just throwing us a red herring, so they can grab the methuselah prize.