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Slug Saves Satellite Cells from Senescence

09:25 EDT 14 Jun 2019 | Life Extension Advocacy Foundation

In a new study, researchers have found that the zinc-finger transcription factor Slug is responsible for repressing p16Ink4a, a compound that promotes senescence in human tissue. The researchers suggest that Slug is worth exploring as a treatment for sarcopenia [1]. Satellite cells Satellite cells are specialized stem cells that form new muscle cells when the...

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