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Gateway to a long life?

A molecule has been identified that seems to regulate the levels of uric acid in humans. The discovery has implications for understanding diseases such as gout and may even shed light on human longevity.

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Figure 1: Pathways for uric-acid transport.


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Hediger, M. Gateway to a long life?. Nature 417, 393–395 (2002).

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