How the pro-longevity enzyme SIRT6 coordinates between various metabolic pathways is still obscure. Here, Naiman et al. show that SIRT6 activates PPARα to promote fatty acid beta oxidation and inhibit pyruvate oxidation during fasting. This ultimately decides the energy source under nutrient-limited conditions, promoting fat usage over other energy sources.
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