The studies revealed that mice without a pain receptor lived longer and had a healthy metabolism.
A team of scientists from the University of California found that male mice that lack the pain receptor TRPV1 , had lived longer than 12 percent than normal rodents. Mouse females devoid of this receptor in pain, live longer by 16%. In addition, mice that lacked TRPV1 receptors retain some youthful features into old age. For example, older mice without TRPV1 can absorb oxygen much more efficiently than their peers, they are active insulin release. The experiments showed that the absence of this receptor does not activate proteins involved in the production of neuropeptide, they, in turn, inhibit the release of insulin and mice without TRPV1 produce it anymore. Which has a positive effect on metabolism.