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Jul 24, 2019

New Rapalog May Lead to Better Caloric Restriction Mimetics

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Researchers have discovered a new drug that targets the mTOR pathway, which is involved in aging and metabolism. It could function as a caloric restriction mimetic, bringing about similar health benefits.

The mTOR pathway

The mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway is a part of metabolism and is one of the four major pathways that control it; collectively, the four pathways are affected by deregulated nutrient sensing, which is a hallmark of aging.

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