Sirt1: A metabolic master switch that modulates lifespan

Ingo B. Leibiger, Per Olof Berggren

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Sirt1, an enzyme that removes acetyl groups from specific nuclear proteins, has been linked to the regulation of aging. It is now clear that Sirt1 also controls hepatic glucose metabolism by serving as a sensor of the metabolic status in hepatocytes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)34-36
Number of pages3
JournalNature medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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