Significance of the study:
It has been shown earlier that antagonizing angiotensin II type I receptor (AT1R) expression may prolong mammalian life span. Further, it has been shown that disruption of AT1R (AGTR1) gene results in marked prolongation of mammalian lifespan.
From research findings to therapeutic opportunity:
This study suggests, for the first time, that oxytocin, by increasing the expression of its target genes, it may decrease the expression of AT1R.
And, thereby, it may: (1) decrease blood pressure; (2) decrease blood sugar levels; (3) inhibit pulmonary fibrosis; (4) enhance bacterial immunity; (5) inhibit myocardial infarction; (6) decelerate ageing process; and (4) extend the lifespan of an individual. Thus, pharmacological formulations encompassing “Oxytocin or its activators, either alone or in combination with other anti-ageing/longevity promoting compounds,“ may be used to extend the lifespan of an individual (Figures 1-2).
Details of the research findings:
Idea Proposed/Formulated by: Dr L Boominathan Ph.D.
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Undisclosed mechanistic information: How does oxytocin suppress the expression of angiotensin II type I receptor (AT1R)?
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Citation: Boominathan, L., Bonding your way to decrease blood pressure/sugar and extend lifespan: Oxytocin-based Lifespan and healthspan extension therapy: Oxytocin, a peptide hormone and neuropeptide known to play a role in empathy, generosity, child birth and so on, decreases blood sugar and blood pressure levels and prolongs mammalian life span, via down regulation of angiotensin II type I receptor (AT1R), 13/April/2018, 7.09 am, Genome-2-Bio-Medicine Discovery center (GBMD), http://genomediscovery.org
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