Review Volume 4, Issue 3 pp 146—158
The journey of resveratrol from yeast to human
- 1 Top Institute Food and Nutrition (TIFN), 6700 Wageningen, The Netherlands
- 2 Department of Human Biology, NUTRIM School for Nutrition, Toxicology and Metabolism, Maastricht University Medical Center, 6200 Maastricht, The Netherlands.
- 3 Laboratory for Integrative and Systems Physiology, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Received: March 1, 2012 Accepted: March 10, 2012 Published: March 12, 2012https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.100445
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The natural polyphenolic compound resveratrol was first discovered in the 1940s. In the recent years, this compound received renewed interest as several findings implicated resveratrol as a potent SIRT1 activator capable of mimicking the effects of calorie restriction, and regulating longevity in lower organisms. Given the worldwide increase in age-related metabolic diseases the beneficial effects of resveratrol on metabolism and healthy aging in humans are currently a topic of intense investigation.