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Mitochondria rejuvenation in mice gave memory and exercise performance boost.

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Posted in Science on 29th Sep, 2013 06:48 AM by AlexMuller

Researchers took a naturally occurring mitochondrial transcription factor called TFAM, which initiates protein synthesis, and engineered it to cross into cells from the bloodstream and target the mitochondria.

 
Aged mice given modified TFAM showed improvements in memory and exercise performance compared with untreated mice. "It was like an 80-year-old recovering the function of a 30-year-old," says Rafal Smigrodzki, also at Gencia, who presented the results at the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence conference in Cambridge this month.
 


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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-09-29
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At a conference in Cambridge this month, Rafal Smigrodzki, also at Gencia, who presented the results of this study at the Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence conference. Nice research study and congratulations to the teams that worked on this project. Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-09-29
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The researchers have found that this improves aged animal cognition and resolves in vivo metabolic derangements. Reply


 

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