A paper co-authored with Prof. Shohei Mitani’s group at Tokyo Women’s Medical University was published. The title is ” Regulation of aging by balancing mitochondrial function and antioxidant levels”.
The paper is on the prevention of aging with XOR inhibitors.
Yoshina S, Izuhara L, Kamatani N, Mitani S. Regulation of aging by balancing mitochondrial function and antioxidant levels. J Physiol Sci. 2022 Nov 15;72(1):28. doi: 10.1186/s12576-022-00853-1.
Administration of febuxostat (FBX), an XOR inhibitor, to C. elegans showed that FBX protects mitochondria and prevents age-related muscle deterioration. Furthermore, the administration of FBX was shown to increase ATP levels and extend lifespan without overloading the mitochondria. Furthermore, we showed that the combination of FBX and antioxidants increased lifespan even more. The study showed that antioxidant effects and increased ATP levels may lead to anti-aging effects.
Febuxostat administration lowers uric acid and may reduce antioxidant function, but the addition of inosine inhibits uric acid lowering. This paper suggests that an ATP-enhancing drug (a combination of febuxostat and inosine) under development by StaGen may have anti-aging applications.