Hydrogen sulfide is able to prolong youthfulness


25/03/2013

Researchers at the University of South China recently reported that a chemical substance, such as hydrogen sulfide may have on the human body rejuvenating effect, and a gene activating enzyme which affect the synthesis antioksidantntov and the tone of blood vessels.

The study of gene klotho, responsible for life, has allowed scientists to determine that hydrogen sulfide increases significantly the activity of this gene.

Thus, the body is increased synthesis of natural antioxidants. In addition, klotho gene can block the production of angiotensin-converting enzyme, thus normalizing the overall blood pressure.

Hydrogen sulfide is known to be produced in humans and affect the blood pressure by dilating blood vessels. This chemical substance with an unpleasant odor has also anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. In the study, mice with blocked genome that regulates the production of hydrogen sulfide, it was noted the rapid development of atherosclerosis, a significant role in the genesis of which was played by the processes of inflammation.

Chinese scientists have also discovered that activates the production of hydrogen sulfide Sirtuin enzyme that slows down, according to most researchers, aging, preventing oxidative stress. Experiments in rodents have allowed researchers to conclude that the level present in the blood plasma of hydrogen sulfide affects the development of age-related neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.


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