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Klotho

Author: Obsidian

(spinner) The first of the three Fates, daughter of Zeus out of Themis. She is sometimes pictured as a young maiden bearing a spindle. Her
office it is to take the stuff of life and spin it into thread. See also Atropos and Lachesis.

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Klotho: a tumor suppressor and modulator of the Wnt/β-catenin pathway in human
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Klotho and the Thread of Life – Can We Delay Aging?
Clotho was the inspiration for naming klotho – a gene that somehow also seems to spin the thread of life. Klotho was another of so many serendipitous discoveries in science: while studying the phenotype of transgenic mice overexpressing another gene, ...
Researchers examine effects of klotho on brain power, longevity
Sure enough, when they manipulated the gene for klotho so mice produced more, they lived 30 percent longer. They also appeared to be more mentally fit than other mice. For example, mice that produced higher levels of klotho performed twice as well as ...