Sirtuins and Aging: is there a Role for Resveratrol?

Caterina Carollo, Alberto Firenze, Gregorio Caimi

Abstract


Prolonged human life duration is consequently associated with a higher incidence of chronic diseases. Aging is a very complex process in which genetic, environmental and cellular pathways are involved. Along with aging, longevity has been linked with Sirtuins. Sirtuin enzymes are a family of highly conserved protein deacetylases that have been linked with calorie restriction and aging by modulating energy metabolism, genomic stability and stress resistance. Aim of this brief review is to describe Sirtuins’ influence on the conditions that worsen the physiological aging. We will also report the beneficial effects of the polyphenol resveratrol on these molecules and the possible therapeutical perspectives.


Keywords


Resveratrol; Aging; Sirtuins

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