Fight Aging! Newsletter, August 9th 2021

In conclusion, the present study supports that some age-related diseases as well as education are causally related to longevity and highlights several new targets for achieving longevity, including management of venous thromboembolism, appropriate intake of sugar, and control of body fat. Our results warrant further studies to elucidate the underlying mechanisms of these reported causal associations. Pol III Inhibition Extends Longevity in Short-Lived Species As this paper notes, Pol III is downstream of mTORC1, and like mTORC1, inhibition extends life span in a variety of laboratory species. The network of genes around mTOR relates to the regulation of cellular responses to stress, such as increased autophagy. It is complex and touches upon many aspects of cellular metabolism. Upregulation of these stress response mechanisms, such as via the practice of calorie restriction, improves health and extends life in short lived species. It has similar effects on health in long-lived species such as our own, but the effects on lifespan are much smaller. Calorie restriction extends life by 40% in mice, but does not add more than a few years to human life span. The transcription of the eukaryotic nuclear genome is performed by three, evolutionarily conserved, multi-subunit RNA polymerases (Pols) that each transcribe a distinct set of genes. A large propo...
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