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Grantee in the News: Shin-inchiro Imai research on Young Mice Blood Enzymes Slowing Aging in Futurity

Jun 27
2019

Grantee in the News: Shin-inchiro Imai research on Young Mice Blood Enzymes Slowing Aging in Futurity View MoreBACK

 

On June 16, 2019, Futurity spotlighted the insights of AFAR expert Dr. Shin-ichiro Imai, MD, PhD, in an article discussing new research about the effects of giving older mice blood enzymes from younger mice. The article explores research co-authored by Dr. Imai, recently published in Cell Metabolism.


Dr. Imai is a 2016 Glenn/AFAR Breakthroughs in Gerontology Award recipient. He is currently a Professor of Developmental Biology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.


Researchers supplemented older mice with blood enzyme proteins from younger mice, which improved the health of the older mice, and extended their life spans by 16%. There is potential in future studies to determine whether there is a correlation between low levels of this enzyme, eNAMPT, and disease in aging people.

 

Read the Futurity article—“Enzyme in Blood of Young Mice Slows Aging in Older Ones"here, and the original research published in Cell Metabolism here.





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