Saturday, January 14, 2006

centrophenoxine

Centrophenoxine is a drug that reduces the accumulation of "age pigments," called lipofuscin, in the body tissues of some laboratory animals. Whether or not the pigments affect longevity is not known at present. Centrophenoxine treatment has increased life expectancies and lifespans in mice and fruit flies. In humans, the therapy has improved blood glucose levels and maximum oxygen consumption. The animals and humans in these experiments lost weight, leading the scientists to conclude that the drug's possible life-extending effects could be related to weight loss.
See AGING, BIOLOGICAL THEORY OF.
Kurz, M. A. "Theories of Aging and Popular Claims for Extending Life," in Aging, Goldstein,
E. C., ed. Vol. 2, Art. 88. Boca Raton, Fl.: Social Issues Resource Series, Inc., 1981.

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