Researchers from the University of Texas have discovered how NAD+ creation and consumption in cells is linked to glucose metabolism and their transformation from preadipocytes into adipocytes, or as most people know them, fat cells. INTRODUCTION Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is an essential small molecule that is involved in a variety of physiological and pathological processes….

Welcome to part two of a two-part series exploring NAD+ biology; you can find part one here. There are already a myriad of excellent reviews on NAD+ biology in general [1-3], so, in this article, we will be mainly focusing on the NAD+ precursor nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN). NMN and synthesis of NAD+ NMN can be…

This is part one of a two-part article where we take a look at NAD+ biology, its history, how it relates to the biology of aging, and the potential for therapeutic interventions via the so-called NAD+ precursors. What is NAD+? Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) is a coenzyme found in all living cells. It is a…

In the January Journal Club, we discussed the new drug J147 which targets mitochondrial dysfunction to potentially treat Alzheimer’s and other age-related diseases. We have also discussed the topic in an article last week if you wish to read about the progress being made with this drug. Reference Goldberg, J., Currais, A., Prior, M., Fischer, W., Chiruta, C., Ratliff,…

Today, as part of our ongoing series covering the hallmarks of aging, we are taking a look at nutrient sensing and how its four pathways regulate metabolism and influence aging. The four associated key protein groups are IGF-1, mTOR, sirtuins, and AMPK. We call these proteins “nutrient sensing” because nutrient levels influence their activity. IGF-1…

We have been talking about a number of new studies in past Journal Clubs, so we thought it was time to get into some aging theory. We chose to cover one of the most cited and highly regarded damage theories of aging in this edition of the club. In this edition of Journal Club, we…

The next Journal Club will be on October 31st at 13:00 EST/18:00 UK and will be streamed live from the Cooper Union, New York, to our Facebook page. The last episode we talked about the hallmarks of aging, a popular aging theory that places the various aging processes into of a number of damage categories (hallmarks) and proposes solutions…

We have been talking about a number of new studies in past Journal Clubs, so we thought it was time to get into some aging theory. We chose to cover one of the most cited and highly regarded damage theories of aging in this edition of the club. In this edition of Journal Club we…

The next Journal Club will be on Tuesday, September 26th at 13:00 EST/18:00 UK and will be streamed live from the Cooper Union, New York, to our Facebook page. We have been talking about a number of new studies in past Journal Clubs, so we thought it was time to get into some aging theory. We have chosen to…

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