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Sirtris' review of sirtuin therapeutics for diseases of aging in Nature Reviews Drug Discovery
Date:10/1/2008

ts of calorie restriction is resveratrol, a natural ingredient found in red wine. Since then, Sirtris has developed its own proprietary formulation of resveratrol, SRT501. Early clinical studies in patients with Type 2 Diabetes indicate that SRT501 may lower glucose and improve insulin sensitivity. Sirtris also has new chemical entities (NCEs) which are structurally unrelated to and one-thousand times more potent than resveratrol. Sirtris' first new chemical entity is currently being evaluated for safety and tolerability in a Phase 1a study in humans.

"We are beginning to understand more about activation of other enzymes in the sirtuin family, SIRT2-7, and we're encouraged by early data that indicates a role for other sirtuins in multiple therapeutic areas," continued Dr. Westphal.


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