Researchers from the University of Washington and the Institute of Baku in the framework of recent studies have found 238 human genes responsible for longevity. 119 of them – in common with other mammals. In some cases the removal of even one gene within the cell can lead to death, writes The Daily Mail.
Scientists conducted an experiment. They have consistently deleted genes of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. In some cases the disappearance of the gene increased the length microorganisms. The data, experts say, will help in the development of anti-aging.
Especially markedly slowed the aging of yeast cells during removal of the gene LOS1. This structure is responsible for the formation of proteins that help transport the system cells to transmit information.