NANOG (Part 1): Its Role In Aging And Cancer

This is the first article in a series on the NANOG protein. Please see my companion series on klotho, another protein that may be involved in aging. You can read more about klotho in parts 1 and 2 of my series.

In Celtic mythology, Tír na nÓg is an island paradise and supernatural realm filled with everlasting youth, beauty, health, abundance, and joy. The inhabitants of Tír na nÓg consist of warriors and gods who are known for their poetry, music, and entertainment. By participating in the feast of Goibniu, the inhabitants of the island are granted immortality, giving Tír na nÓg its nickname— “The Land of Youth”.

Now, studies report that a protein named after this Celtic tale—NANOG— may play a role in anti-aging and cancer prevention, but what is NANOG and why do researchers believe that it may prevent aging?

Read the full article on Forbes.

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