Current ageing research is aimed not only at the promotion of longevity, but also at improving health span through the discovery and development of new therapeutic strategies by investigating molecular and cellular pathways involved in cellular senescence. Understanding the mechanism of action of polyphenolic compounds targeting mTOR (mechanistic target of rapamycin) and related pathways opens up new directions to revolutionize ways to slow down the onset and development of age-dependent degeneration. Herein, we will discuss the mechanisms by which polyphenols can delay the molecular pathogenesis of ageing via manipulation or more specifically inhibition of mTOR-signaling pathways. We will also discuss the implications of polyphenols in targeting mTOR and its related pathways on health life span extension and longevity.
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