Monday, December 03, 2018 13:26
There are many studies that confirm that eating dark chocolate and drinking red wine has great benefits for people's health. But now, new research has shown that both products can help people "live longer."
The research published in the journal BMC Cell Biology shows that old human cells can be rejuvenated by the use of resveratrol-like chemicals, an antioxidant found in several plants, especially in the skin of red grapes, currants, blackberries and peanuts. .
The study was conducted by researchers from Exeter and Brighton universities located in the United Kingdom. She was directed by Lorna Harris, a professor of molecular genetics at the University of Exeter, and the first author of the article is Dr. Eva Lateror, associate researcher at the same institution.
The study was based on a previous study from the University of Exeter, which revealed that the so-called. coupling factors, one type of protein, tend to become inactive while we are aging.
To reach this conclusion, researchers added "resolvers" or resveratrol-like chemicals to the aging of human cells and found that they reactivate these fusion factors. This, however, not only made the older cells look younger, but also began to divide again, as would be young cells.
"When I saw that some of the cells in the culture vessel were rejuvenating, I could not believe these old cells looked like young cells, it was like a magic" according to Lautor, according to the media specializing in science "Heart Soul".
He added: "I repeated the experiments more often and in any case, the cells were rejuvenated and I am very excited about the implications and potential of this research."
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