What they say: Introduction:
A recent study from the Department of Genetics, Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for the Biological Mechanisms of Aging Harvard Medical School, Boston,USA; and Department of Pharmacology, School of Medicine, The University of New South Wales, Australia shows that Sirtuin-2 induces the checkpoint kinase BubR1 to increase lifespan. This study was published, in the 1 July 2014 issue of the journal “EMBO”, by Prof Sinclair, North BJ, and others.
What we say:
On the foundation of this interesting finding, Dr L Boominathan PhD, Director-cum-chief Scientist of GBMD, reports that: Lifespan extension therapy: Tomatidine, a glycoalkaloid isolated from unripe tomato, increases life span via up-regulation of its target gene BubR1
What is known?
Tomatidine has been shown to shown to extend the lifespan of worms. However, the exact mechanism of action is far from clear.
From research findings to therapeutic Opportunity:
This study suggests, for the first time, that Tomatidine, by increasing the expression of its target gene, it may: (a) increase the expression of BuBR1; (b) decrease the expression of p70 S6 Kinase; and (c) regulate the expression of a number of longevity-promoting molecules (Fig. 1).
Thereby, it may: (1) increase insulin sensitivity; (2) attenuate cognitive impairment; (3) delay diseases of aging; (4) slow down cardiac aging; (5) promote resistance to bone, immune and motor dysfunction; (6) promote tissue rejuvenation; and (7) prolong median life span. Thus, pharmacological formulations encompassing “Tomatidine or its analogues, either alone or in combination with other drugs” at lower doses may be used to extend the lifespan of an individual (fig. 1).
Details on the research findings:
Idea Proposed/Formulated (with experimental evidence) by:
Dr L Boominathan Ph.D.
Undisclosed mechanistic information: How Tomatidine increases the expression of BubR1 and extends mammalian life-span
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Citation: Boominathan, L., Lifespan extension therapy: Tomatidine, a glycoalkaloid isolated from unripe tomato, increases life span via up-regulation of its target gene BubR1, 7/January/2017, 11.28 pm, Genome-2-Bio-Medicine Discovery center (GBMD), http://genomediscovery.org
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