Laura J. Cobb, Changhan Lee, Jialin Xiao, Kelvin Yen, Richard G. Wong, Hiromi K. Nakamura, Hemal H. Mehta, Qinglei Gao, Carmel Ashur, Derek M. Huffman, Junxiang Wan, Radhika Muzumdar, Nir Barzilai, Pinchas Cohen et al.
Abstract:Mitochondria are key players in aging and in the pathogenesis of age-related diseases. Recent mitochondrial transcriptome analyses revealed the existence of multiple small mRNAs transcribed from mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). Humanin (HN), a peptide encoded in the mtDNA 16S ribosomal RNA region, is a neuroprotective factor. An in silico search revealed six additional peptides in the same region of mtDNA as humanin; we named these peptides small humanin-like peptides (SHLPs). We identified the functional roles for …
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