Protein synthesis, development, growth and life span.

  title={Protein synthesis, development, growth and life span.},
  author={C H Barrows and Gertrude C. Kokkonen},
  volume={39 4},
To test the hypothesis that reduced protein synthesis may increase life span by retarding genetic informational transfer during early life and reducing the use of the genetic code and thereby minimizing genetic imperfections as they may occur during late life, two approaches were used. In the first protein synthesis was depressed by the administration of cycloheximide, in the second by reducing the dietary protein level. One-day-old chick embryos were injected with either 0.8 gamma or 1.0 gamma… CONTINUE READING