Will Progeria respond to phytochemicals like sulforaphane?

We recently received a small grant from the Progeria Research Foundation to study Progeria (Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome), which is a devastating inherited disease.  The disease is genetic in that it is caused by a mutation(s) that was identified in the early 1990s by the [now] director of the NIH.  However, there is hope that certain drugs and phytochemicals like sulforaphane may prolong life and enhance quality of life in the children who are stricken with this very rare condition.  Furthermore, better understanding this disease may enhance our understanding of healthy aging.

Read more on the Progeria Research Foundation, and on our grant.




Dr. Jed Fahey