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Durian, Kokum, Spermidine and longevity
« on: December 07, 2017, 11:50:26 AM »
The infamous Durian smell is apparently derived from it concentrating Spermidine, a compound known to destroy defective cells and create new ones through autophagy. 

Who knew youth's fountain would smell so good?

http://www.nature.com/articles/cdd2014215

Anacardic acid (6-pentadecyl-salicylic acid from the nutshell of the cashew, Anacardium occidentale), curcumin (from the South Asian spice turmeric, Curcuma longa, one of the principal ingredients of curry powder), garcinol (from the fruit of the Kokum tree, Garcina indica) or spermidine (a polyamine contained in all organisms, but found at particularly high concentrations in some health-related products such as durian fruit, fermented soybeans and wheat germs) were all able to stimulate the formationof GFP-LC3 puncta..

For a deep dive on autophagy, check out "found my fitness" podcast or YouTube.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/foundmyfitness/id818198322?mt=2&i=390476760


 

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