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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448962/progressive-changes-in-non-coding-rna-profile-in-leucocytes-with-age
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Maider Muñoz-Culla, Haritz Irizar, Ana Gorostidi, Ainhoa Alberro, Iñaki Osorio-Querejeta, Javier Ruiz-Martínez, Javier Olascoaga, Adolfo López de Munain, David Otaegui
It has been observed that immune cell deterioration occurs in the elderly, as well as a chronic low-grade inflammation called inflammaging. These cellular changes must be driven by numerous changes in gene expression and in fact, both protein-coding and non-coding RNA expression alterations have been observed in peripheral blood mononuclear cells from elder people. In the present work we have studied the expression of small non-coding RNA (microRNA and small nucleolar RNA -snoRNA-) from healthy individuals from 24 to 79 years old...
April 27, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448759/ft3-is-higher-in-males-than-in-females-and-decreases-over-the-lifespan
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David Strich, Gilad Karavani, Shalom Edri, Cherut Chay, David Gillis
OBJECTIVE: Normal changes in Free triiodothyronine (FT3), Free thyroxine (FT4) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) levels over the lifespan and differences between genders are not well documented, mainly because even the largest-scale studies available include relatively small cohorts. The aim of this study was to define age-related trends including gender differences based on reliable data. METHODS: A large database including serum thyroid tests drawn in community clinics was studied...
April 27, 2017: Endocrine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448669/prevalence-of-undiagnosed-age-related-macular-degeneration-in-primary-eye-care
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David C Neely, Kevin J Bray, Carrie E Huisingh, Mark E Clark, Gerald McGwin, Cynthia Owsley
Importance: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible vision impairment in older adults in the United States, yet little is known about whether AMD is appropriately diagnosed in primary eye care. Objectives: To examine the prevalence of eyes with AMD in patients seen in primary eye care clinics who purportedly have normal macular health per their medical record and the association of AMD with patient and physician characteristics...
April 27, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448615/emphysema-is-associated-with-thoracic-vertebral-bone-attenuation-on-chest-ct-scan-in-hiv-infected-individuals
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Alycia Petraglia, Joseph K Leader, Matthew Gingo, Meghan Fitzpatrick, John Ries, Cathy Kessinger, Lorrie Lucht, Danielle Camp, Alison Morris, Jessica Bon
BACKGROUND: Age-related chronic diseases are prevalent in HIV-infected persons in the antiretroviral therapy (ART) era. Bone mineral density (BMD) loss and emphysema have separately been shown to occur at a younger age and with lesser risk exposure in HIV-infected compared to HIV-uninfected individuals. In non-HIV infected smokers, emphysema has been shown to independently predict low BMD. We hypothesized that emphysema would independently associate with thoracic vertebral bone attenuation, a surrogate for bone mineral density, in HIV-infected individuals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448564/insights-into-the-biochemical-defence-and-methylation-of-the-solitary-bee-osmia-rufa-l-a-foundation-for-examining-eusociality-development
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Aneta Strachecka, Jacek Chobotow, Jerzy Paleolog, Aleksandra Łoś, Michał Schulz, Dariusz Teper, Halina Kucharczyk, Maciej Grzybek
We examined age-related biochemical and histological changes in the fat bodies and hemolymph of Osmia rufa males and females. We analysed solitary bees during diapause, in October and in April; as well as the flying insects following diapause, in May and June. The trophocyte sizes, as well as the numbers of lipid droplets were the greatest at the beginning of diapause. Subsequently, they decreased along with age. Triglyceride and glucose concentrations systematically decreased in fat body cells but increased in the hemolymph from October to June...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448551/characterization-of-physiological-defects-in-adult-sirt6-mice
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Victoria Peshti, Alexey Obolensky, Liat Nahum, Yariv Kanfi, Moran Rathaus, Maytal Avraham, Simon Tinman, Fredrick W Alt, Eyal Banin, Haim Y Cohen
The NAD+-dependent SIRT6 deacetylase was shown to be a major regulator of lifespan and healthspan. Mice deficient for SIRT6 develop a premature aging phenotype and metabolic defects, and die before four weeks of age. Thus, the effect of SIRT6 deficiency in adult mice is unknown. Here we show that SIRT6-/- mice in mixed 129/SvJ/BALB/c background reach adulthood, allowing examination of SIRT6-related metabolic and developmental phenotypes in adult mice. In this mixed background, at 200 days of age, more than 80% of the female knock-out mice were alive whereas only 10% of male knock-out mice survived...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448248/the-relationship-between-stressors-and-mental-health-among-japanese-middle-aged-women-in-urban-areas
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Junko Suzuki, Fumi Takeda, Kaori Kishi, Takafumi Monma
In middle age, some people may become mentally or emotionally unstable. Additionally, in Japan, mood disorders, such as depressive symptoms, occur mostly among middle-aged women (i.e., aged 40-49 years). However, few studies have examined stressors related to mental health (a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community). In the present research, we developed a stressor scale for middle-aged women (SSMW) and examined stressors correlated with middle-aged women's mental health...
April 27, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448183/age-related-change-in-contribution-of-stroke-volume-to-central-pulse-pressure
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Atsushi Nakagomi, Sho Okada, Nobusada Funabashi, Yoshio Kobayashi
We investigated age-related change in the contribution of stroke volume (SV) to central PP (cPP). Eighty seven adult subjects who were free of vasoactive agents were included. Subjects were divided into three age groups: young (20-39 years, n = 26), middle (40-49 years, n = 29), and old (≥50 years, n = 32). SV was calculated by Doppler echocardiography. Hemodynamic indices were measured using a brachial cuff-based oscillometric method. The brachial and cPP showed a small decline from the young group to the middle group and a greater rise after 50 years old...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447781/artemisinin-protectes-retinal-neuronal-cells-against-oxidative-stress-and-restores-rat-retinal-physiological-function-from-light-exposed-damage
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Fengxia Yan, Hai-Tao Wang, Yang Gao, Jiang-Ping Xu, Wenhua Zheng
Oxidative stress plays a key role in the pathogenesis of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of severe visual loss and blindness in the aging population which lacks any effective treatments currently. In this study, artemisinin, a well-known anti-malarial drug was found to suppress hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced cell death in retinal neuronal RGC-5 cells. Artemisinin, in the therapeutically relevant dosage, concentration-dependently attenuated the accumulation of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS), increased mitochondrial mitochondrial membrane potential and decreased cell apoptosis in RGC-5 cells induced by H2O2...
April 27, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447271/the-relationship-between-vascular-endothelial-dysfunction-and-treatment-frequency-in-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Tomoko Ueda-Consolvo, Atsushi Hayashi, Mayumi Ozaki, Tomoko Nakamura, Takaaki Yagou, Shinya Abe
PURPOSE: To assess the correlation between endothelial dysfunction and frequency of antivascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). METHODS: We examined 64 consecutive patients with nAMD who were evaluated for endothelial function by use of peripheral arterial tonometry (EndoPAT 2000; Itamar Medical, Caesarea, Israel) at Toyama University Hospital from January 2015. We tallied the number of anti-VEGF treatments between January 2014 and December 2015 and determined the correlation between the number of anti-VEGF injections and endothelial function expressed as the reactive hyperemia index (RHI)...
April 26, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447229/pathogenic-role-and-therapeutic-potential-of-pleiotrophin-in-mouse-models-of-ocular-vascular-disease
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Weiwen Wang, Michelle E LeBlanc, Xiuping Chen, Ping Chen, Yanli Ji, Megan Brewer, Hong Tian, Samantha R Spring, Keith A Webster, Wei Li
Angiogenic factors play an important role in the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy (DR), neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Pleiotrophin, a well-known angiogenic factor, was recently reported to be upregulated in the vitreous fluid of patients with proliferative DR (PDR). However, its pathogenic role and therapeutic potential in ocular vascular diseases have not been defined in vivo. Here using corneal pocket assays, we demonstrated that pleiotrophin induced angiogenesis in vivo...
April 26, 2017: Angiogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447069/long-term-calorie-restriction-in-humans-is-not-associated-with-indices-of-delayed-immunologic-aging-a-descriptive-study
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A Janet Tomiyama, Jeffrey M Milush, Jue Lin, James M Flynn, Pankaj Kapahi, Eric Verdin, Elizabeth Sinclair, Simon Melov, Elissa S Epel
BACKGROUND: Delayed immunologic aging is purported to be a major mechanism through which calorie restriction (CR) exerts its anti-aging effects in non-human species. However, in non-obese humans, the effect of CR on the immune system has been understudied relative to its effects on the cardiometabolic system. OBJECTIVE: To examine whether CR is associated with delayed immunologic aging in non-obese humans. METHODS: We tested whether long-term CR practitioners (average 10.03 years of CR) evidenced decreased expression of T cell immunosenescence markers and longer immune cell telomeres compared to gender-, race/ethnicity-, age-, and education-matched "healthy" Body Mass Index (BMI) and "overweight"/"obese" BMI groups...
March 31, 2017: Nutrition and Healthy Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446965/role-of-circulating-factors-in-cardiac-aging
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REVIEW
Antonio Cannatà, Gabriella Marcon, Giovanni Cimmino, Luca Camparini, Giulio Ciucci, Gianfranco Sinagra, Francesco S Loffredo
Worldwide increase in life expectancy is a major contributor to the epidemic of chronic degenerative diseases. Aging, indeed, simultaneously affects multiple organ systems, and it has been hypothesized that systemic alterations in regulators of tissue physiology may regulate this process. Cardiac aging itself is a major risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and, because of the intimate relationship with the brain, may contribute to increase the risk of neurodegenerative disorders. Blood-borne factors may play a major role in this complex and still elusive process...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446874/age-related-differences-in-reorganization-of-functional-connectivity-for-a-dual-task-with-increasing-postural-destabilization
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Cheng-Ya Huang, Linda L Lin, Ing-Shiou Hwang
The aged brain may not make good use of central resources, so dual task performance may be degraded. From the brain connectome perspective, this study investigated dual task deficits of older adults that lead to task failure of a suprapostural motor task with increasing postural destabilization. Twelve younger (mean age: 25.3 years) and 12 older (mean age: 65.8 years) adults executed a designated force-matching task from a level-surface or a stabilometer board. Force-matching error, stance sway, and event-related potential (ERP) in the preparatory period were measured...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446870/a-randomized-controlled-erp-study-on-the-effects-of-multi-domain-cognitive-training-and-task-difficulty-on-task-switching-performance-in-older-adults
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Kristina Küper, Patrick D Gajewski, Claudia Frieg, Michael Falkenstein
Executive functions are subject to a marked age-related decline, but have been shown to benefit from cognitive training interventions. As of yet, it is, however, still relatively unclear which neural mechanism can mediate training-related performance gains. In the present electrophysiological study, we examined the effects of multi-domain cognitive training on performance in an untrained cue-based task switch paradigm featuring Stroop color words: participants either had to indicate the word meaning of Stroop stimuli (word task) or perform the more difficult task of color naming (color task)...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446709/control-of-mitochondrial-biogenesis-and-function-by-the-ubiquitin-proteasome-system
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REVIEW
Piotr Bragoszewski, Michal Turek, Agnieszka Chacinska
Mitochondria are pivotal organelles in eukaryotic cells. The complex proteome of mitochondria comprises proteins that are encoded by nuclear and mitochondrial genomes. The biogenesis of mitochondrial proteins requires their transport in an unfolded state with a high risk of misfolding. The mislocalization of mitochondrial proteins is deleterious to the cell. The electron transport chain in mitochondria is a source of reactive oxygen species that damage proteins. Mitochondrial dysfunction is linked to many pathological conditions and, together with the loss of cellular protein homeostasis (proteostasis), are hallmarks of ageing and ageing-related degeneration diseases...
April 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446683/what-s-old-is-new-again-autologous-stem-cell-transplant-for-amd
#17
Leah C Byrne
Transplanted RPE cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells maintained vision and were well tolerated in a patient with age-related macular degeneration.
April 26, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446629/vitamin-d-receptor-and-megalin-gene-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-longitudinal-cognitive-change-among-african-american-urban-adults
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May A Beydoun, Salman M Tajuddin, Greg A Dore, Jose-Atilio Canas, Hind A Beydoun, Michele K Evans, Alan B Zonderman
Background: The link between longitudinal cognitive change and polymorphisms in the vitamin D receptor (VDR) and MEGALIN [or LDL receptor-related protein 2 (LRP2)] genes remains unclear, particularly among African-American (AA) adults.Objectives: We aimed to evaluate associations of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) for VDR [rs11568820 (Cdx-2:T/C), rs1544410 (BsmI:G/A), rs7975232 (ApaI:A/C), rs731236 (TaqI:G/A)] and LRP2 [rs3755166:G/A,rs2075252:C/T, rs2228171:C/T] genes with longitudinal cognitive performance change in various domains of cognition...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446513/frequent-hypomorphic-alleles-account-for-a-significant-fraction-of-abca4-disease-and-distinguish-it-from-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Jana Zernant, Winston Lee, Frederick T Collison, Gerald A Fishman, Yuri V Sergeev, Kaspar Schuerch, Janet R Sparrow, Stephen H Tsang, Rando Allikmets
BACKGROUND: Variation in the ABCA4 gene is causal for, or associated with, a wide range of phenotypes from early onset Mendelian retinal dystrophies to late-onset complex disorders such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Despite substantial progress in determining the causal genetic variation, even complete sequencing of the entire open reading frame and splice sites of ABCA4 identifies biallelic mutations in only 60%-70% of cases; 20%-25% remain with one mutation and no mutations are found in 10%-15% of cases with clinically confirmed ABCA4 disease...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446426/the-ablation-of-s1p3-receptor-protects-mouse-soleus-from-age-related-drop-of-muscle-mass-force-and-regenerative-capacity
#20
Michela Bondi, Elena Germinario, Marco Pirazzini, Giulia Zanetti, Francesca Cencetti, Chiara Donati, Luisa Gorza, Romeo Betto, Paola Bruni, Daniela Danieli-Betto
We investigated the effects of S1P3 deficiency on the age-related atrophy, decline of force and regenerative capacity of soleus muscle from 23-month-old male mice. During ageing, in old wild type mice, soleus mass and muscle fiber cross-sectional area (CSA) were reduced by about 26% and 24%, respectively, compared to the adult muscle. By contrast, the mass and fiber CSA of old S1P3-null soleus were comparable to the adult muscle. Moreover, in wild type soleus twitch and tetanic tensions diminished from adult to old age...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
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