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Towards Therapies Based on Klotho

Klotho is one of the few definitively longevity-associated genes. The protein it produces is associated with a range of important processes, though its roles are far from fully understood. Evidence exists for increased klotho to improve stem cell function, enhance cognitive function and increase synaptic plasticity in older animals, though whether or not this extends to humans is a question yet to be resolved.
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