Questions, questions

A lot of this blog will just be comments on the excellent www.fightaging.org blog by Reason.

I find that after reading articles on there my mind immediately has a couple of unanswered questions. Usually to do with how near the technology is to fruition. Or what the remaining problems facing a technology are. I usually search around the web for answers for a bit, often not finding any.

But rather than just posting the questions in comments below the fightaging! articles. I may post them here as well, then post up any answers or information that I later find out.

Fightaging made a post that work on Allotopic Expression of Mitochondrial Genes is Spreading.

My comment was:

That is very good news that this research is spreading.

Does anyone know if:

1 ~ The use of a targeting sequence to get the protein into the mitochondria is the same approach as that being studied by Matthew O’Conner and the SENS foundation?

2 ~ Looking at Matthew “Oki” O’Conner request for funding from http://www.longecity.org I see that ND4 is part of Complex 1 which unfortunately has 6 other proteins from genes kept in the mitochodria rather than the nucleus. Will this approach work for the other 6 proteins in complex 1? What is to stop this working for all 13 proteins/genes?

Lets see what answers I can find…

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s