I notice that researcher Stephen Spindler is soliciting the healthy life extension community of sci.life-extension for suggestions as to further compounds to test in his ongoing mouse longevity studies.
Does anyone have suggestions of single or groups of supplements, food additives or drugs to test in mouse lifespan studies?
I have funding for such studies. If you do, please forward your suggestions to me. Please include some information about the rationale for the suggestions.
I am already aware of and considering the following:
lipoic acid [We tested this at 600 mg/kilogram of the control diet alone and with n-acetyl-l-cysteine (2000) & vitamin E (585) & lycopene (300) and found no effect]
Tocopherol monoglucoside (TMG), a water soluble derivative of vitamin E
Ascorbyl palmitate (PROBABLY NOT SUITABLE)
Chenodiol (kee-noe-DYE-ole) (a.k.a. chenodeoxycholic acid)
synthetic beta-amino acid proteins
buckyball c60 antioxidants
EUK antioxidant compounds
pineal hormones. 5 in all.
cortagen, epithalon, vilon, livagen, prostamax other short synthetic peptides.
Januvia (Merck) (a.k.a. LAF237)
Exenatide (a.k.a. Exendin-4, marketed as Byetta) (Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company)
Imatinib (a.k.a. Gleevec, Imatinib Mesylate, STI571, CGP57148B)
Inhibitors of PDGF receptor
phenyl isopropyl adenosine
And the NIA interventions testing program is already testing:
Stephen R. Spindler, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry
University of California, Riverside
Riverside CA 92521
It has to be said, and I'm sure I've said it before, that I don't see this sort of thing as the path to the future. Consider that a decade or two from now, simulated mice on silicon will be cheap, and millions of compounds will be testable every year. Just how great a benefit can the study of a few thousand compounds between now and then gain versus, say, research aimed at advancing biomolecular repair technologies aimed at the known and suspected causes of aging?
That said, my suggestion is to pick a few of the class of compounds employed by Skulachev to target antioxidants to mitochondria without the need for gene therapy, and which were demonstrated to extend healthy life in mice - I'd like to see that replicated in a US laboratory.