VRK-1 Protein Activation Increased Lifespan of Worms
Brian Wang| September 1, 2020|
South Korean researchers increased production of the VRK-1 protein to increase the lifespan of the C. elegans worm. The effect seems to be about a 30% increase when we look at the difference in 50% survival levels. It seems to be about 16 days versus 12 days.
Journal Science Advances – VRK-1 extends life span by activation of AMPK via phosphorylation
SOURCES- Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Science Advances Written By Brian Wang, Nextbigfuture.com
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