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Science. 2000 Sep 22;289(5487):2062-3.

Aging, chromatin, and food restriction--connecting the dots.

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Life Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA.

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  • Science 2000 Nov 3;290(5493):936c.


Model organisms such as yeast have proved exceptionally valuable for revealing new information about the molecular pathways involved in the aging of cells. In her Perspective, Campisi comments on new work showing that caloric restriction increases longevity in yeast by activating the SIR2 gene, which alters the compactness of chromatin and thus regulates gene expression (Lin et al.).

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