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A Geroprotector is a therapeutic that aims to affect the root cause of aging and age-related diseases, and thus prolong the life span of animals.[1] Some possible geroprotectors include melatonin,[2] carnosine[3] and metformin.[4]


  1. ^ De-novo geroprotector design, SENS Foundation
  2. ^ Anisimov, VN; Popovich, IG; Zabezhinski, MA; Anisimov, SV; Vesnushkin, GM; Vinogradova, IA (2006). "Melatonin as antioxidant, geroprotector and anticarcinogen". Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1757 (5–6): 573–89. doi:10.1016/j.bbabio.2006.03.012. PMID 16678784. 
  3. ^ Boldyrev, AA; Stvolinsky, SL; Fedorova, TN; Suslina, ZA (2010). "Carnosine as a natural antioxidant and geroprotector: From molecular mechanisms to clinical trials". Rejuvenation research 13 (2–3): 156–8. doi:10.1089/rej.2009.0923. PMID 20017611. 
  4. ^ Bulterijs, S (2011). "Metformin As a Geroprotector". Rejuvenation research 14 (5): 469–82. doi:10.1089/rej.2011.1153. PMID 21882902.