Nuclear Hormone Receptors, Metabolism, and Aging: What Goes Around Comes Around. Transcription Factors Link Lipid Metabolism and Aging-Related Processes

Sci Aging Knowledge Environ. 2004 Nov 24;2004(47):re8. doi: 10.1126/sageke.2004.47.re8.


Previous studies have linked the mysterious and inevitable process of aging to essential processes such as metabolism, maturation, and fecundity. Each of these processes is controlled to a large extent by nuclear hormone receptors (NHRs). NHRs also play important roles in the control of periodical processes, the most recently implicated being circadian rhythm. This Review stresses the mounting evidence for tight relationships between each of these NHR-regulated processes and the processes of aging.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aging / metabolism*
  • Animals
  • Humans
  • Lipid Metabolism*
  • Receptors, Cytoplasmic and Nuclear / metabolism*
  • Transcription Factors / metabolism*


  • Receptors, Cytoplasmic and Nuclear
  • Transcription Factors