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Aging Cell

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815872/a-multimethod-computational-simulation-approach-for-investigating-mitochondrial-dynamics-and-dysfunction-in-degenerative-aging
#1
Timothy E Hoffman, Katherine J Barnett, Lyle Wallis, William H Hanneman
Research in biogerontology has largely focused on the complex relationship between mitochondrial dysfunction and biological aging. In particular, the mitochondrial free radical theory of aging (MFRTA) has been well accepted. However, this theory has been challenged by recent studies showing minimal increases in reactive oxygen species (ROS) as not entirely deleterious in nature, and even beneficial under the appropriate cellular circumstances. To assess these significant and nonintuitive observations in the context of a functional system, we have taken an in silico approach to expand the focus of the MFRTA by including other key mitochondrial stress response pathways, as they have been observed in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans...
August 16, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799249/opposing-effects-on-cardiac-function-by-calorie-restriction-in-different-aged-mice
#2
Yunlu Sheng, Shan Lv, Min Huang, Yifan Lv, Jing Yu, Juan Liu, Tingting Tang, Hanmei Qi, Wenjuan Di, Guoxian Ding
Calorie restriction (CR) increases average and maximum lifespan and exhibits an apparent beneficial impact on age-related diseases. Several studies have shown that CR initiated either in middle or old age could improve ischemic tolerance and rejuvenate the aging heart; however, the data are not uniform when initiated in young. The accurate time to initiate CR providing maximum benefits for cardiac remodeling and function during aging remains unclear. Thus, whether a similar degree of CR initiated in mice of different ages could exert a similar effect on myocardial protection was investigated in this study...
August 11, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799247/the-valosin-containing-protein-is-a-novel-repressor-of-cardiomyocyte-hypertrophy-induced-by-pressure-overload
#3
Ning Zhou, Ben Ma, Shaunrick Stoll, Tristan T Hays, Hongyu Qiu
Hypertension-induced left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is an independent risk factor for heart failure. Regression of LVH has emerged as a major goal in the treatment of hypertensive patients. Here, we tested our hypothesis that the valosin-containing protein (VCP), an ATPase associate protein, is a novel repressor of cardiomyocyte hypertrophy under the pressure overload stress. Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) was determined by echocardiography in 4-month male spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) vs. age-matched normotensive Wistar Kyoto (WKY) rats...
August 11, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795531/reduced-expression-of-pmca1-is-associated-with-increased-blood-pressure-with-age-which-is-preceded-by-remodelling-of-resistance-arteries
#4
Robert Little, Min Zi, Sally K Hammad, Loan Nguyen, Alexandra Njegic, Sathishkumar Kurusamy, Sukhpal Prehar, Angel L Armesilla, Ludwig Neyses, Clare Austin, Elizabeth J Cartwright
Hypertension is a well-established risk factor for adverse cardiovascular events, and older age is a risk factor for the development of hypertension. Genomewide association studies have linked ATP2B1, the gene for the plasma membrane calcium ATPase 1 (PMCA1), to blood pressure (BP) and hypertension. Here, we present the effects of reduction in the expression of PMCA1 on BP and small artery structure and function when combined with advancing age. Heterozygous PMCA1 null mice (PMCA1(Ht) ) were generated and conscious BP was measured at 6 to 18 months of age...
August 9, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782921/autophagy-in-stem-cell-aging
#5
Miren Revuelta, Ander Matheu
Aging is responsible for changes in mammalian tissues that result in an imbalance to tissue homeostasis and a decline in the regeneration capacity of organs due to stem cell exhaustion. Autophagy is a constitutive pathway necessary to degrade damaged organelles and protein aggregates. Autophagy is one of the hallmarks of aging, which involves a decline in the number and functionality of stem cells. Recent studies show that stem cells require autophagy to get rid of cellular waste produced during the quiescent stage...
August 7, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782874/in-vivo-imaging-reveals-mitophagy-independence-in-the-maintenance-of-axonal-mitochondria-during-normal-aging
#6
Xu Cao, Haiqiong Wang, Zhao Wang, Qingyao Wang, Shuang Zhang, Yuanping Deng, Yanshan Fang
Mitophagy is thought to be a critical mitochondrial quality control mechanism in neurons and has been extensively studied in neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease. However, little is known about how mitochondria are maintained in the lengthy neuronal axons in the context of physiological aging. Here, we utilized the unique Drosophila wing nerve model and in vivo imaging to rigorously profile changes in axonal mitochondria during aging. We revealed that mitochondria became fragmented and accumulated in aged axons...
August 7, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779511/dyrk1-inhibition-improves-alzheimer-s-disease-like-pathology
#7
Caterina Branca, Darren M Shaw, Ramona Belfiore, Vijay Gokhale, Arthur Y Shaw, Christopher Foley, Breland Smith, Christopher Hulme, Travis Dunckley, Bessie Meechoovet, Antonella Caccamo, Salvatore Oddo
There is an urgent need for the development of new therapeutic strategies for Alzheimer's disease (AD). The dual-specificity tyrosine phosphorylation-regulated kinase-1A (Dyrk1a) is a protein kinase that phosphorylates the amyloid precursor protein (APP) and tau and thus represents a link between two key proteins involved in AD pathogenesis. Furthermore, Dyrk1a is upregulated in postmortem human brains, and high levels of Dyrk1a are associated with mental retardation. Here, we sought to determine the effects of Dyrk1 inhibition on AD-like pathology developed by 3xTg-AD mice, a widely used animal model of AD...
August 4, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772063/the-%C3%AF-3-fatty-acid-%C3%AE-linolenic-acid-extends-caenorhabditis-elegans-lifespan-via-nhr-49-ppar%C3%AE-and-oxidation-to-oxylipins
#8
Wenbo Qi, Gloria E Gutierrez, Xiaoli Gao, Hong Dixon, Joe A McDonough, Ann M Marini, Alfred L Fisher
The dietary intake of ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids has been linked to a reduction in the incidence of aging-associated disease including cardiovascular disease and stroke. Additionally, long-lived Caenorhabditis elegans glp-1 germ line-less mutant animals show a number of changes in lipid metabolism including the increased production of the ω-3 fatty acid, α-linolenic acid (ALA). Here, we show that the treatment of C. elegans with ALA produces a dose-dependent increase in lifespan. The increased longevity of the glp-1 mutant animals is known to be dependent on both the NHR-49/PPARα and SKN-1/Nrf2 transcription factors, although the mechanisms involved are incompletely understood...
August 3, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771976/hdac3-negatively-regulates-spatial-memory-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#9
Xiaolei Zhu, Sulei Wang, Linjie Yu, Jiali Jin, Xing Ye, Yi Liu, Yun Xu
The accumulation and deposition of beta-amyloid (Aβ) is a key neuropathological hallmark of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Histone deacetylases (HDACs) are promising therapeutic targets for the treatment of AD, while the specific HDAC isoforms associated with cognitive improvement are poorly understood. In this study, we investigate the role of HDAC3 in the pathogenesis of AD. Nuclear HDAC3 is significantly increased in the hippocampus of 6- and 9-month-old APPswe/PS1dE9 (APP/PS1) mice compared with that in age-matched wild-type C57BL/6 (B6) mice...
August 3, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766905/evidence-for-reduced-neurogenesis-in-the-aging-human-hippocampus-despite-stable-stem-cell-markers
#10
Kathryn J Mathews, Katherine M Allen, Danny Boerrigter, Helen Ball, Cynthia Shannon Weickert, Kay L Double
Reduced neurogenesis in the aging mammalian hippocampus has been linked to cognitive deficits and increased risk of dementia. We utilized postmortem human hippocampal tissue from 26 subjects aged 18-88 years to investigate changes in expression of six genes representing different stages of neurogenesis across the healthy adult lifespan. Progressive and significant decreases in mRNA levels of the proliferation marker Ki67 (MKI67) and the immature neuronal marker doublecortin (DCX) were found in the healthy human hippocampus over the lifespan...
August 1, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758339/mitofusin-1-and-optic-atrophy-1-shift-metabolism-to-mitochondrial-respiration-during-aging
#11
Jyung Mean Son, Ehab H Sarsour, Anurag Kakkerla Balaraju, Jenna Fussell, Amanda L Kalen, Brett A Wagner, Garry R Buettner, Prabhat C Goswami
Replicative and chronological lifespan are two different modes of cellular aging. Chronological lifespan is defined as the duration during which quiescent normal cells retain their capacity to re-enter the proliferative cycle. This study investigated whether changes in metabolism occur during aging of quiescent normal human fibroblasts (NHFs) and the mechanisms that regulate these changes. Bioenergetics measurements were taken in quiescent NHFs from younger (newborn, 3-day, 5-month, and 1-year) and older (58-, 61-, 63-, 68-, and 70-year) healthy donors as well as NHFs from the same individual at different ages (29, 36, and 46 years)...
July 31, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758328/the-path-from-mitochondrial-ros-to-aging-runs-through-the-mitochondrial-permeability-transition-pore
#12
REVIEW
Hagai Rottenberg, Jan B Hoek
Excessive production of mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (mROS) is strongly associated with mitochondrial and cellular oxidative damage, aging, and degenerative diseases. However, mROS also induces pathways of protection of mitochondria that slow aging, inhibit cell death, and increase lifespan. Recent studies show that the activation of the mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP), which is triggered by mROS and mitochondrial calcium overloading, is enhanced in aged animals and humans and in aging-related degenerative diseases...
July 31, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752643/combined-deficiency-of-the-cnr1-and-cnr2-receptors-protects-against-age-related-bone-loss-by-osteoclast-inhibition
#13
Antonia Sophocleous, Silvia Marino, Dilruba Kabir, Stuart H Ralston, Aymen I Idris
The endocannabinoid system plays a role in regulating bone mass and bone cell activity and inactivation of the type 1 (Cnr1) or type 2 (Cnr2) cannabinoid receptors influences peak bone mass and age-related bone loss. As the Cnr1 and Cnr2 receptors have limited homology and are activated by different ligands, we have evaluated the effects of combined deficiency of Cnr1 and 2 receptors (Cnr1/2(-/-) ) on bone development from birth to old age and studied ovariectomy induced bone loss in female mice. The Cnr1/2(-/-) mice had accelerated bone accrual at birth when compared with wild type littermates, and by 3 months of age, they had higher trabecular bone mass...
July 28, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722352/serpine-1-induces-alveolar-type-ii-cell-senescence-through-activating-p53-p21-rb-pathway-in-fibrotic-lung-disease
#14
Chunsun Jiang, Gang Liu, Tracy Luckhardt, Veena Antony, Yong Zhou, A Brent Carter, Victor J Thannickal, Rui-Ming Liu
Senescence of alveolar type 2 (ATII) cells, progenitors of the alveolar epithelium, is implicated in the pathogeneses of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), an aging-related progressive fatal lung disorder with unknown etiology. The mechanism underlying ATII cell senescence in fibrotic lung diseases, however, remains poorly understood. In this study, we report that ATII cells in IPF lungs express higher levels of serpine 1, also known as plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 (PAI-1), and cell senescence markers p21 and p16, compared to ATII cells in control lungs...
July 19, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722347/foxo3-longevity-interactome-on-chromosome-6
#15
Timothy A Donlon, Brian J Morris, Randi Chen, Kamal H Masaki, Richard C Allsopp, D Craig Willcox, Ayako Elliott, Bradley J Willcox
FOXO3 has been implicated in longevity in multiple populations. By DNA sequencing in long-lived individuals, we identified all single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in FOXO3 and showed 41 were associated with longevity. Thirteen of these had predicted alterations in transcription factor binding sites. Those SNPs appeared to be in physical contact, via RNA polymerase II binding chromatin looping, with sites in the FOXO3 promoter, and likely function together as a cis-regulatory unit. The SNPs exhibited a high degree of LD in the Asian population, in which they define a specific longevity haplotype that is relatively common...
July 19, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722304/nrf2-as-a-target-for-prevention-of-age-related-and-diabetic-cataracts-by-against-oxidative-stress
#16
REVIEW
Xiu-Fen Liu, Ji-Long Hao, Tian Xie, Tayyab Hamid Malik, Cheng-Bo Lu, Cong Liu, Chang Shu, Cheng-Wei Lu, Dan-Dan Zhou
Cataract is one of the most important causes of blindness worldwide, with age-related cataract being the most common one. Agents preventing cataract formation are urgently required. Substantial evidences point out aggravated oxidative stress as a vital factor for cataract formation. Nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2)/Kelch-like erythroid-cell-derived protein with CNC homology (ECH)-associated protein 1 (Keap1) system is considered as one of the main cellular defense mechanisms against oxidative stresses...
July 19, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707419/translation-fidelity-coevolves-with-longevity
#17
Zhonghe Ke, Pramit Mallik, Adam B Johnson, Facundo Luna, Eviatar Nevo, Zhengdong D Zhang, Vadim N Gladyshev, Andrei Seluanov, Vera Gorbunova
Whether errors in protein synthesis play a role in aging has been a subject of intense debate. It has been suggested that rare mistakes in protein synthesis in young organisms may result in errors in the protein synthesis machinery, eventually leading to an increasing cascade of errors as organisms age. Studies that followed generally failed to identify a dramatic increase in translation errors with aging. However, whether translation fidelity plays a role in aging remained an open question. To address this issue, we examined the relationship between translation fidelity and maximum lifespan across 17 rodent species with diverse lifespans...
July 13, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699239/analysis-of-individual-cells-identifies-cell-to-cell-variability-following-induction-of-cellular-senescence
#18
Christopher D Wiley, James M Flynn, Christapher Morrissey, Ronald Lebofsky, Joe Shuga, Xiao Dong, Marc A Unger, Jan Vijg, Simon Melov, Judith Campisi
Senescent cells play important roles in both physiological and pathological processes, including cancer and aging. In all cases, however, senescent cells comprise only a small fraction of tissues. Senescent phenotypes have been studied largely in relatively homogeneous populations of cultured cells. In vivo, senescent cells are generally identified by a small number of markers, but whether and how these markers vary among individual cells is unknown. We therefore utilized a combination of single-cell isolation and a nanofluidic PCR platform to determine the contributions of individual cells to the overall gene expression profile of senescent human fibroblast populations...
July 11, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691365/cooperation-between-p21-and-akt-is-required-for-p53-dependent-cellular-senescence
#19
Young Yeon Kim, Hye Jin Jee, Jee-Hyun Um, Young Mi Kim, Sun Sik Bae, Jeanho Yun
Cellular senescence has been implicated in normal aging, tissue homeostasis, and tumor suppression. Although p53 has been shown to be a central mediator of cellular senescence, the signaling pathway by which it induces senescence remains incompletely understood. In this study, we have shown that both Akt and p21 are required to induce cellular senescence in response to p53 expression. In a p53-induced senescence model, we found that Akt activation was essential for inducing a cellular senescence phenotype. Surprisingly, Akt inhibition did not abolish p53-induced cell cycle arrest, but it suppressed the increase in intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels...
July 9, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681509/akt2-ablation-prolongs-life-span-and-improves-myocardial-contractile-function-with-adaptive-cardiac-remodeling-role-of-sirt1-mediated-autophagy-regulation
#20
Jun Ren, Lifang Yang, Li Zhu, Xihui Xu, Asli F Ceylan, Wei Guo, Jian Yang, Yingmei Zhang
Aging is accompanied with unfavorable geometric and functional changes in the heart involving dysregulation of Akt and autophagy. This study examined the impact of Akt2 ablation on life span and cardiac aging as well as the mechanisms involved with a focus on autophagy and mitochondrial integrity. Cardiac geometry, contractile, and intracellular Ca(2+) properties were evaluated using echocardiography, IonOptix(®) edge-detection and fura-2 techniques. Levels of Sirt1, mitochondrial integrity, autophagy, and mitophagy markers were evaluated using Western blot...
July 5, 2017: Aging Cell
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