Anti-Aging Hormone Klotho Inhibits Kidney Damage

Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have discovered that the anti-aging hormone Klotho inhibits renal fibrosis by blocking signaling pathways that can cause tissue damage. Klotho works in a similar way to stop the spread of cancer.  In addition to its potential uses in the treatment of chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury, Klotho may provide researchers with valuable insight into tumor suppression.

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Anti-Aging Hormone Klotho Inhibits Renal Fibrosis, Cancer Growth, UT Southwestern Medical Center, April 14, 2011

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