Epitalon is a peptide that is used to regulate the cell cycle through up-regulation of telomerase activity. Lab studies with animals have been carried out on the effects of Epitalon on suppression of spontaneous mammary tumours and spontaneous carcinogenesis. Studies have shown that Epitalon works by suppressing the oncogene expression and modification of telomerase activity.
Current studies show that telomere shortening can be associated with chronic diseases such as coronary artery disease, pulmonary fibrosis, diabetes mellitus and Alzheimer’s disease, though these findings are still considered to be inconclusive. Based on these findings, it could be theorized that Epitalon could possibly prevent the development of these diseases.