Genes responsible for longevity

Russian scientists from FSBI “Medical genetic research center” (mgnts) set: the duration of human life meet the so-called “household genes”. These include ribosomal genes, which got its name due to the fact that their main task is to provide order in the life of the human body.

A study from the national experts suggests that ribosomal genes depends not only the internal economy of the human body, but also life expectancy. In particular, the researchers came to the conclusion that the longevity of man provides a number of such genes in the body.

This conclusion is based on the results of the analysis of the genomes of a large number of older people aged 72 to 91 years. According to the calculations of researchers, for longevity you must have a “corridor” from 270-540 copies of ribosomal genes. Scientists say that this number of genes an organism shows the characteristics indicating its resistance to stress. At lower quantity in the body are insufficient resources to protect against processes leading to aging.

At the same time, the relationship between the number of “genes of the household” and the human life span still requires more research. The scientific staff of the centre will continue the work initiated the study of the nature of hormones longevity.

Earlier Magicforum wrote about the study that showed a link between intelligence people and the time of year.