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Nectandrin B Boosts Drosophila Lifespan: Longevity Insights | Aging-US



December 12, 2023

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  • Aging-US published this trending research paper on November 19, 2023, in Volume 15, Issue 22, entitled, “Nectandrin B significantly increases the lifespan of Drosophila - Nectandrin B for longevity" by researchers from the Gwangju Center, Korea Basic Science Institute, Gwangju 61751, Republic of Korea; Department of Biomedical Sciences and Institute for Medical Science, Jeonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Jeonbuk 54907, Republic of Korea; Research Center for Materials Analysis, Korea Basic Science Institute, Daejeon, Republic of Korea; College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul 06974, Republic of Korea. DOI - Corresponding authors - Jong-Soon Choi -, Hea-Jong Chung -, and Seong-Tshool Hong - Abstract Phytochemicals are increasingly recognized in the field of healthy aging as potential therapeutics against various aging-related diseases. Nutmeg, derived from the Myristica fragrans tree, is an example. Nutmeg has been extensively studied and proven to possess antioxidant properties that protect against aging and alleviate serious diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and liver disease. However, the specific active ingredient in nutmeg responsible for these health benefits has not been identified thus far. In this study, we present evidence that Nectandrin B (NecB), a bioactive lignan compound isolated from nutmeg, significantly extended the lifespan of the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster by as much as 42.6% compared to the control group. NecB also improved age-related symptoms including locomotive deterioration, body weight gain, eye degeneration, and neurodegeneration in aging D. melanogaster. This result represents the most substantial improvement in lifespan observed in animal experiments to date, suggesting that NecB may hold promise as a potential therapeutic agent for promoting longevity and addressing age-related degeneration. Sign up for free Altmetric alerts about this article - Subscribe for free publication alerts from Aging - Keywords - aging, Myristica fragrans, nutmeg, Nectandrin B, lifespan, longevity About Aging-US Launched in 2009, Aging-US publishes papers of general interest and biological significance in all fields of aging research and age-related diseases, including cancer—and now, with a special focus on COVID-19 vulnerability as an age-dependent syndrome. Topics in Aging-US go beyond traditional gerontology, including, but not limited to, cellular and molecular biology, human age-related diseases, pathology in model organisms, signal transduction pathways (e.g., p53, sirtuins, and PI-3K/AKT/mTOR, among others), and approaches to modulating these signaling pathways. Please visit our website at​​ and connect with us: SoundCloud - Facebook - X - Instagram - YouTube - LinkedIn - Pinterest - Media Contact 18009220957 MEDIA@IMPACTJOURNALS.COM

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