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Oxidative stress may help prolong life

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This paper shows that small chronic doses of oxidative stress may protect against larger acute doses.

 

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/05/090528203726.htm

 

Journal reference:

 

1. Ryan Kelley, Trey Ideker. Genome-Wide Fitness and Expression Profiling Implicate Mga2 in Adaptation to Hydrogen Peroxide. PLoS Genetics, 2009; 5 (5): e1000488 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000488

 

 

Some people here may find this of particular interest, considering the recent aging/anti-aging threads.

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it would be interesting to see the hormesis "j" curve of the data.

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There was already a paper hypothesizing it a while ago. And I think also a thread about it.

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