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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549098/high-protein-foods-and-physical-activity-protect-against-age-related-muscle-loss-and-functional-decline
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M Loring Bradlee, Jabed Mustafa, Martha R Singer, Lynn L Moore
Background: Some clinical trials suggest that protein supplementation enhances the effects of resistance exercise on skeletal muscle mass (SMM); fewer studies examine the effects of diets rich in protein-source foods on SMM and functional status among community-dwelling adults. Methods: Data from the Framingham Offspring study including diet (three-day records, exams 3 and 5), physical activity (exams 2 and 4), percent SMM (%SMM) (exams 6 and 7), and functional performance (exams 5 through 8) were used to evaluate independent and combined effects of physical activity and high-protein foods on adjusted mean %SMM (using analysis of covariance) and risk of functional decline (using Cox proportional hazard's models)...
May 25, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548953/from-rapalogs-to-anti-aging-formula
#2
Mikhail V Blagosklonny
Inhibitors of mTOR, including clinically available rapalogs such as rapamycin (Sirolimus) and Everolimus, are gerosuppressants, which suppress cellular senescence. Rapamycin slows aging and extends life span in a variety of species from worm to mammals. Rapalogs can prevent age-related diseases, including cancer, atherosclerosis, obesity, neurodegeneration and retinopathy and potentially rejuvenate stem cells, immunity and metabolism. Here, I further suggest how rapamycin can be combined with metformin, inhibitors of angiotensin II signaling (Losartan, Lisinopril), statins (simvastatin, atorvastatin), propranolol, aspirin and a PDE5 inhibitor...
May 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548650/aflibercept-in-age-related-macular-degeneration-evaluating-its-role-as-a-primary-therapeutic-option
#3
REVIEW
M Ashraf, A A R Souka
The recent VIEW studies have demonstrated the non-inferiority of monthly and bi-monthly aflibercept in the management of wet age related macular degeneration (AMD) compared with ranibizumab. However, the current data are limited mainly to fixed dosing regimens with few studies looking at flexible dosing regimens of aflibercept in wet AMD. In addition, recent data from the VIEW 96 week extension has shown that patients being shifted from fixed dosing regimens to PRN have shown a drop in visual acuity and increase in central macular thickness...
May 26, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548648/electronic-retinal-implants-and-artificial-vision-journey-and-present
#4
REVIEW
J O Mills, A Jalil, P E Stanga
Retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration are two significant causes of severe visual dysfunction. In both, the retinal photoreceptors degenerate, preventing successful conversion of light into electrical energy that is interpreted in the visual cortex as visual function. Artificial vision or visual function began over two centuries ago with the idea of creating artificial light pulses, or phosphenes, through cortical stimulation. The pursuit is now on to improve artificial visual function. Two retinal implants appear the most likely to succeed in the future having undergone multicentre human trials: the Argus II electronic epiretinal device (Second Sight Medical Products, CA, USA) and Alpha-IMS electronic subretinal device (Retina Implant AG, Germany)...
May 26, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548646/prevalence-and-the-risk-factors-for-visual-impairment-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
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S Srinivasan, G Swaminathan, V Kulothungan, R Raman, T Sharma
PurposeTo characterize the type, and the causes of visual impairment (VI) in various stages of early and late age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and the factors associated with visual impairment in subjects with AMDMethods6617 subjects ≥60 years were enumerated; 5495 (83.04%) participated in eye examination. Of which, 4791 subjects had gradable fundus images. AMD was graded per International ARM Epidemiological Study Group. Subjects underwent detailed ophthalmic exam. VI was defined per the WHO classification...
May 26, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548540/nicotinamide-adenine-dinucleotide-nad-sup-sup-metabolism-and-neurodegeneration
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Mariana Pehar, Benjamin A Harlan, Kelby M Killoy, Marcelo R Vargas
SIGNIFICANCE: Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD<sup>+</sup>) participates in redox reactions and NAD<sup>+</sup>-dependent signaling processes, which involve the cleavage of NAD<sup>+</sup> coupled to post-translational modifications of proteins or the production of second messengers. Either as a primary cause or as a secondary component of the pathogenic process, mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress are prominent features of several neurodegenerative diseases...
May 26, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547865/re-imagining-alzheimer-s-disease-the-diminishing-importance-of-amyloid-and-a-glimpse-of-what-lies-ahead
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REVIEW
Kai-Hei Tse, Karl Herrup
Many have criticized the amyloid cascade hypothesis of Alzheimer's disease for its inconsistencies and failures to either accurately predict disease symptoms or guide the development of productive therapies. In addition to criticisms, however, we believe that the field would benefit from having alternative narratives and disease models that can either replace or function alongside of an amyloid-centric view of Alzheimer's. This review is an attempt to meet that need. We offer three experimentally verified amyloid-independent mechanisms, each of which plausibly contributes substantially to the etiology of Alzheimer's disease: loss of DNA integrity, faulty cell cycle regulation, regression of myelination...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547797/vitamin-d-receptor-agonists-regulate-ocular-developmental-angiogenesis-and-modulate-expression-of-dre-mir-21-and-vegf
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Stephanie L Merrigan, Breandán N Kennedy
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Pathological growth of ocular vasculature networks can underpin visual impairment in neovascular age-related macular degeneration, proliferative diabetic retinopathy and retinopathy of prematurity. Our aim was to uncover novel pharmacological regulators of ocular angiogenesis by phenotype-based screening in zebrafish. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: A bioactive chemical library of 465 drugs was screened to identify small molecule inhibitors of ocular hyaloid vasculature (HV) angiogenesis in zebrafish larvae...
May 26, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547527/weakened-intracellular-zn-2-buffering-in-the-aged-dentate-gyrus-and-its-involvement-in-erasure-of-maintained-ltp
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Atsushi Takeda, Haruna Tamano, Taku Murakami, Hiroyuki Nakada, Tatsuya Minamino, Yuta Koike
Memory is lost by the increased influx of extracellular Zn(2+) into neurons. It is possible that intracellular Zn(2+) dynamics is modified even at non-zincergic medial perforant pathway-dentate granule cell synapses along with aging and that vulnerability to the modification is linked to age-related cognitive decline. To examine these possibilities, vulnerability of long-term potentiation (LTP) maintenance, which underlies memory retention, to modification of synaptic Zn(2+) dynamics was compared between young and aged rats...
May 25, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546963/auditory-processing-abilities-of-parkinson-s-disease-patients
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Robert L Folmer, Jay J Vachhani, Sarah M Theodoroff, Rachel Ellinger, Amy Riggins
Since Parkinson's Disease (PD) primarily affects older people, a majority of PD patients have age-related hearing loss (HL) that will worsen over time. The goal of this study was to assess peripheral and central auditory functions in a population of PD patients and compare the results with a group of age-matched control subjects. Study participants included 35 adults with PD (mean age = 66.9 ± 11.2 years) and a group of 35 healthy control subjects (mean age = 65.4 ± 12.3 years). Assessments included questionnaires, neuropsychological tests, audiometric testing, and a battery of central auditory processing tests...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546942/magnetic-nanoparticles-conjugated-with-rpe-cell-mcp-1-antibody-vegf-antibody-compounds-for-the-targeted-therapy-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-hypothesis
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Zhao-Jiang Du, Peng Li, Li Wang
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of vision loss in the elderly throughout the world. Treatment of AMD utilizing retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) transplantation represents a promising therapy. However, simplex RPE transplantation can only replace the diseased RPE cells, but has no abilities to stop the development of AMD. It has been indicated that oxidization triggers the development of AMD by inducing the dysfunction and degeneration of RPE cells, which results in the upregulation of local monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) expression...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546933/correlation-of-neutrophil-lymphocyte-and-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-with-visual-acuity-and-macular-thickness-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Elvan Alper Sengul, Ozgur Artunay, Alev Kockar, Ceyda Afacan, Rifat Rasier, Palmet Gun, Nazli Gul Yalcin, Erdal Yuzbasioglu
AIM: To investigate the place of neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) in the diagnosis of and prognosis for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). METHODS: One hundred AMD patients and 100 healthy controls were included in the study. Blood samples were obtained from the venous blood, which is used for routine analysis, and these samples were subjected to complete blood count. NLR was defined as the neutrophil count divided by the number of lymphocytes, and PLR was defined as the platelet count divided by the number of lymphocytes...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546929/aqueous-proinflammatory-cytokines-in-acute-primary-angle-closure-eyes
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Yao-Ming Liu, Shi-Da Chen, Xing-Yi Li, Wen-Bin Huang, Fei Li, Jia-Wei Wang, Ying-Qi Li, Xiu-Lan Zhang
AIM: To evaluate changes of proinflammatory cytokines in aqueous humor of patients with acute primary angle-closure (APAC) and age-related cataracts. METHODS: Twenty eyes of 20 APAC patients and 15 eyes of 15 age-related cataract patients were included in this cross-sectional study. Aqueous humor samples were collected prospectively. The levels of 20 proinflammatory cytokines were evaluated in the aqueous humor of the APAC and cataract patients using the multiplex bead immunoassay technique...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546856/epigenetic-regulation-of-runx2-transcription-and-osteoblast-differentiation-by-nicotinamide-phosphoribosyltransferase
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Min Ling, Peixin Huang, Shamima Islam, Daniel P Heruth, Xuanan Li, Li Qin Zhang, Ding-You Li, Zhaohui Hu, Shui Qing Ye
BACKGROUND: Bone degenerative disorders like osteoporosis may be initiated by age-related shifts in anabolic and catabolic responses that control bone homeostasis. Although there are studies suggesting that metabolic changes occur with stem cell differentiation, the molecular mechanisms governing energy metabolism and epigenetic modification are not understood fully. Here we reported the key role of nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (Nampt), which is the rate-limiting enzyme in the salvage pathway of NAD biosynthesis from nicotinamide, in the osteogenic differentiation of bone marrow stromal cells...
2017: Cell & Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546692/age-related-changes-in-the-foveal-bulge-in-healthy-eyes
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Kumar Saurabh, Rupak Roy, Preeti Sharma, Dhileesh P Chandrasekharan, Kaustubh Deshmukh, Chinmayi Vyas
BACKGROUND: Intact foveal bulge has been associated with good visual outcome in retinal diseases. The aim of this study was to study the variation in foveal bulge with age. METHODS: It was an observational cross-sectional study conducted between October 2014 and December 2015. Totally, 101 eyes of 101 healthy volunteers were studied in a tertiary care center. All individuals had best corrected visual acuity of 20/20 or better. High myopia (>6 D), high hyperopia (>4 D), unstable fixation, media opacities and retinal disorder like diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion were the exclusion criteria...
January 2017: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546503/frontline-science-functionally-impaired-geriatric-car-t-cells-rescued-by-increased-%C3%AE-5%C3%AE-1-integrin-expression
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Prajna Guha, Marissa Cunetta, Ponnandai Somasundar, N Joseph Espat, Richard P Junghans, Steven C Katz
Chimeric antigen receptor expressing T cells (CAR-T) are a promising form of immunotherapy, but the influence of age-related immune changes on CAR-T production remains poorly understood. We showed that CAR-T cells from geriatric donors (gCAR-T) are functionally impaired relative to CAR-T from younger donors (yCAR-T). Higher transduction efficiencies and improved cell expansion were observed in yCAR-T cells compared with gCAR-T. yCAR-T demonstrated significantly increased levels of proliferation and signaling activation of phosphorylated (p)Erk, pAkt, pStat3, and pStat5...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546108/corrigendum-to-cortical-complexity-as-a-measure-of-age-related-brain-atrophy-neuroimage-134-2016-617-629
#17
Christopher R Madan, Elizabeth A Kensinger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 22, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546086/physical-activity-and-cardiovascular-aging-physiological-and-molecular-insights
#18
REVIEW
Djordje G Jakovljevic
Aging is associated with significant changes in both cardiac and vascular structure and function that lower the threshold for clinical signs and symptoms, making older people more susceptible to cardiovascular diseases, morbidity and mortality. Understanding of age-related cardiovascular changes is necessary for effective and efficient prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease in older people. Cardiac aging is associated with left ventricular remodelling marked by increased mass-to-volume ratio and accompanied by systolic and diastolic myocardial dysfunction, and reduced sensitivity to sympathetic stimuli that compromises myocardial contractility and pumping ability in older people...
May 22, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546038/-pathophysiology-of-detrusor-underactivity-in-the-elderly
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J Kerdraon, B Peyronnet, X Gamé, B Fatton, R Haddad, C Hentzen, C Jeandel, P Mares, M Mezzadri, A-C Petit, G Robain, J-M Vetel, G Amarenco
AIM: The aim of this study was to review the evidence regarding the pathophysiology of detrusor underactivity in the elderly. METHODS: A literature review was conducted in July 2016 using the Medline/Pubmed database limiting the search to works in English or French. RESULTS: The prevalence of detrusor underactivity has been reported to range from 8% to 48% depending on the definition used and the age of the population studied. Current data suggest that aging may itself be a causative factor of detrusor underactivity through myogenic dysfunctions (ultrastructural degeneration of the detrusor muscle) and neurogenic dysfunctions (by degeneration of efferent but mostly afferent innervation mechanisms)...
May 22, 2017: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545991/altered-stiffness-of-microchamber-and-macrochamber-layers-in-the-aged-heel-pad-shear-wave-ultrasound-elastography-evaluation
#20
Chueh-Hung Wu, Che-Yu Lin, Ming-Yen Hsiao, Yu-Hsuan Cheng, Wen-Shiang Chen, Tyng-Guey Wang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: To compare shear modulus of heel pad microchamber and macrochamber layers between young and elderly people using shear wave ultrasound elastography (SWUE), with the intent to clarify age-related changes. METHODS: This single-center prospective cross-sectional study was conducted between March, 2014 and March, 2016. Shear modulus of entire heel pad (Gentire), macrochamber layer (Gmac), and microchamber layer (Gmic) were measured with SWUE. RESULTS: Elderly participants (15 men, 15 women; age = 66...
May 22, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
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