Rapamycin, but not resveratrol or simvastatin, extends life span of genetically heterogeneous mice

Richard A. Miller, David E. Harrison, C. M. Astle, Joseph A. Baur, Angela Rodriguez Boyd, Rafael De Cabo, Elizabeth Fernandez, Kevin Flurkey, Martin A. Javors, James F. Nelson, Carlos J. Orihuela, Scott Pletcher, Zelton Dave Sharp, David Sinclair, Joseph W. Starnes, J. Erby Wilkinson, Nancy L. Nadon, Randy Strong

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Rapamycin was administered in food to genetically heterogeneous mice from the age of 9 months and produced significant increases in life span, including maximum life span, at each of three test sites. Median survival was extended by an average of 10% in males and 18% in females. Rapamycin attenuated age-associated decline in spontaneous activity in males but not in females. Causes of death were similar in control and rapamycin-treated mice. Resveratrol (at 300 and 1200 ppm food) and simvastatin (12 and 120 ppm) did not have significant effects on survival in male or female mice. Further evaluation of rapamycin's effects on mice is likely to help delineate the role of the mammalian target of rapamycin complexes in the regulation of aging rate and age-dependent diseases and may help to guide a search for drugs that retard some or all of the diseases of aging.

Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Páginas (desde-hasta)191-201
Número de páginas11
PublicaciónJournals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Volumen66 A
EstadoPublished - feb. 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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