Anti-ageing effects of kinetin

Don Ashley dashley at TENET.EDU
Fri May 16 08:56:56 EST 1997

On 16 May 1997, Suresh Rattan wrote:

> For the last several years I have been reporting here the progress as
> regards the anti-ageing effects of the plant growth hormone kinetin. Just
> to remind you, we have previously published the youth-promoting and
> anti-ageing effects of kinetin on human cells; life prolongation of
> Drosophila; and the identification of kinetin in natural sources, mainly in
> DNA. Now, we have published another paper showing that kinetin increases
> longevity of fruitflies by increasing some of the antioxidant enzyme
> systems. However, this increased lifespan is achieved at a cost of reduced
> egg laying. 

Might this mean that increased longevity comes at the cost of decreased 
sexual performance also?

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