|Title||For longevity, perception is everything.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Lakhina, V, Murphy, CT|
|Date Published||2015 Feb 26|
Aging is a risk factor for chronic diseases, and identifying targets for intervention is a goal of the aging field. Burkewitz et al. now describe a mechanism that mediates the specific role for AMPK in longevity, whereby its activity in neurons modulates metabolism and mitochondrial integrity in peripheral tissues.