Biogerontology

, Volume 11, Issue 2, pp 139–149

Peptide bioregulation of aging: results and prospects

Research Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10522-009-9249-8

Cite this article as:
Anisimov, V.N. & Khavinson, V.K. Biogerontology (2010) 11: 139. doi:10.1007/s10522-009-9249-8

Abstract

The review comprises the results of author’s long-term investigation in the mechanisms of aging and a role of peptide bioregulators in prevention of age-related pathology. A number of small peptides have been isolated from different organs and tissues and their analogues (di-, tri-, tetrapeptides) were synthesized from the amino acids. It was shown that long-term treatment with some peptide preparations increased mean life span by 20–40%, slow down the age-related changes in the biomarkers of aging and suppressed development of spontaneous and induced by chemical or radiation carcinogens tumorigenesis in rodents. Possible mechanisms of the biological effects of small peptides are discussed in the paper. The results of clinical applications of peptide preparation during the period of 6–12 years are presented as well.

Keywords

Small peptides Pineal gland Thymus Life span extension Tumors Rodents 

Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Vladimir N. Anisimov
    • 1
  • Vladimir Kh. Khavinson
    • 2
  1. 1.N.N. Petrov Research Institute of OncologySt. PetersburgRussia
  2. 2.St. Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and GerontologySt. PetersburgRussia