Yoon receives AHA career development award

Jin-Young Yoon, PhD, research assistant professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, received a three-year, $231,000 American Heart Association (AHA) Career Development Award (CDA). With this funding, Yoon will explore the protective role of SIRTUIN5 in the heart. SIRT5 is a member of Sirtuins (SIRTs), a family of NAD+-dependent protein deACYLases. SIRT5 has been reported to affect cardiac […]

Two Publications Identify “Longevity” Enzyme Interactions

For the last couple decades, a particular enzyme has been the focus of intense study. Sirtuin1 was found to be a key protein affecting the longevity of some organisms such as yeast. Decrease in caloric intake, which could lengthen cell life, became ineffective in the absence of sirtuin1. At the time of its discovery it […]