Transfusion of young blood slowed the aging of mice

Experiments on young blood transfusion in order toaging has been slowed down for a long time, and despite the skepticism of some scientists and the potential danger, sometimes the experiments give very encouraging results. Scientists from the University of Washington School of Medicine conducted a study in which older plasma mice were not transfused, but rather a certain protein of young individuals - as a result, they found that the recipients had improved vision and more energy.

The protein used is called eNAMPT, and itplays an important role in the course of redox reactions inside cells. As a rule, this enzyme is abundant in young mice, while its amount decreases with age - as a result, elderly organisms deteriorate memory and have problems with weight.

Scientists slowed the aging of mice

Increasing the concentration of eNAMPT proteins in organismsold mice, the researchers improved their insulin production, acumen and visual acuity. They also calculated that mice without an excess of the enzyme live 16% longer than normal rodents.

We found a whole new way to healthyold age. We can take an eNAMPT from the blood of young mice and give it to older mice and observe how older mice increase physical activity and sleep improves, the researchers shared.

At the moment, such an effect was foundonly in the case of laboratory mice, but Ambrosia Medical is already involved in the transfusion of young blood in the elderly. The cost of a liter of anti-aging blood transfusion is $ 8,000, and two liters can cost you $ 12,000.

Hazards from young blood transfusions

Some scientists, which includeProfessor of New York University, Mark Siegel, believe that the company is simply deceiving people. According to him, at the moment there is no scientific evidence of the rejuvenating effect of young blood, and this procedure can even be dangerous.

Transfusion of young blood. A shot from the TV series "Silicon Valley"

In particular, danger means riskoversaturation of the body with iron, transmission of infectious diseases, the occurrence of allergic reactions and weakening of the immune system when the body does not accept donated blood. However, Ambrosia Medical has quite a few clients - hundreds of people are on the waiting list for transfusions.

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