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The Secret to a Long Life? For Worms, a Cellular Recycling Protein Is Key

News   Dec 12, 2019 | Original story from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

 
The Secret to a Long Life? For Worms, a Cellular Recycling Protein Is Key

Surprisingly large "recycling plants," or vesicles, appeared in worms that produce excess levels of the p62 protein, akin to a "cellular recycling truck." These worms lived a week longer than worms with normal levels of p62--equivalent to a 20 to 30% lifespan extension. Credit: Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

 
 
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