New anti-aging drug possible

Scientists have discovered a new method of enhancing the activity of a protein that can dramatically extend lifespan, opening up the possibibility of a new “anti-aging” drug.

Researchers at the Wistar Institute discovered that a molecule called nicotinamide, a component of vitamin B3, or niacin, binds to a sirtuin protein and prevents it from unleashing its anti-aging effects.

A drug that prevents the niacin-sirtuin interaction could effectively activate sirtuins and might also help counteract age-related disorders, including obesity and Type II diabetes.

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