Computer Mouse Studies Confirm the Key to Longevity

Mice lacking the insulin receptor substratum are extra immune to maturing than regular mice, according to University College London researchers.

The searching for more verifies the link between insulin signaling pathways and aging, and may have effects on aging in human beings.

In the study, computer mice were crafted to lack either insulin receptor substratum IRS-1 or IRS-2, both proteins that are activated by the hormonal agent insulin, which regulates sugar and fat metabolism. Compared with regular mice, the computer mice doing not have IRS-1 had:

A 20 percent increase in their typical life-span (30 percent for female computer mice).

Much better wellness as they aged.

On the other hand, computer mice doing not have IRS-2 had shorter lives than normal computer mice, and established indicators of excessive weight and type 2 diabetic issues..


The FASEB Journal October 10, 2007. October 23, 2007.