Family of proteins extends cell life span in yeast in study

07/26/2010 | U.S. News & World Report

A family of proteins that influences cell division may help fend off cancer or affect aging, U.S. researchers reported. Scientists from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, Mo., discovered that proteins known as multidrug resistance transporters protect yeast cells from killer chemicals and supply them with nutrients, extending their life span.

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