Longer life through an odd Pol enzyme

Longer life through an odd Pol enzyme

Nature 552, 7684 (2017). doi:10.1038/d41586-017-07435-x

Authors: Bruce A. Edgar & Savraj S. Grewal

The evolutionarily conserved enzyme RNA polymerase III is a driver of protein synthesis and cell growth. It emerges that partial suppression of this essential enzyme extends lifespan in yeast, roundworms and flies.

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