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Morgan E Levine, Ake T Lu, Austin Quach, Brian H Chen, Themistocles L Assimes, Stefania Bandinelli, Lifang Hou, Andrea A Baccarelli, James D Stewart, Yun Li, Eric A Whitsel, James G Wilson, Alex P Reiner, Abraham Aviv, Kurt Lohman, Yongmei Liu, Luigi Ferrucci, Steve Horvath
Identifying reliable biomarkers of aging is a major goal in geroscience. While the first generation of epigenetic biomarkers of aging were developed using chronological age as a surrogate for biological age, we hypothesized that incorporation of composite clinical measures of phenotypic age that capture differences in lifespan and healthspan may identify novel CpGs and facilitate the development of a more powerful epigenetic biomarker of aging. Using an innovative two-step process, we develop a new epigenetic biomarker of aging, DNAm PhenoAge, that strongly outperforms previous measures in regards to predictions for a variety of aging outcomes, including all-cause mortality, cancers, healthspan, physical functioning, and Alzheimer's disease...
April 18, 2018: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662881/the-continuum-of-aging-and-age-related-diseases-common-mechanisms-but-different-rates
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REVIEW
Claudio Franceschi, Paolo Garagnani, Cristina Morsiani, Maria Conte, Aurelia Santoro, Andrea Grignolio, Daniela Monti, Miriam Capri, Stefano Salvioli
Geroscience, the new interdisciplinary field that aims to understand the relationship between aging and chronic age-related diseases (ARDs) and geriatric syndromes (GSs), is based on epidemiological evidence and experimental data that aging is the major risk factor for such pathologies and assumes that aging and ARDs/GSs share a common set of basic biological mechanisms. A consequence is that the primary target of medicine is to combat aging instead of any single ARD/GSs one by one, as favored by the fragmentation into hundreds of specialties and sub-specialties...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425296/inhibiting-cellular-senescence-a-new-therapeutic-paradigm-for-age-related-osteoporosis
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Sundeep Khosla, Joshua N Farr, James L Kirkland
Context: With the aging of the population and projected increase in osteoporotic fractures, coupled with the declining use of osteoporosis medications, there is a compelling need for new approaches to treat osteoporosis. Given that age-related osteoporosis generally co-exists with multiple other co-morbidities (e.g., atherosclerosis, diabetes, frailty), all sharing aging itself as the leading risk factor, there is growing interest in the "Geroscience Hypothesis", which posits that manipulation of fundamental aging mechanisms will delay the appearance or severity of multiple chronic diseases because these diseases share the same underlying risk factor - age...
February 7, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29411535/near-infrared-spectroscopy-detects-age-related-differences-in-skeletal-muscle-oxidative-function-promising-implications-for-geroscience
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Susie Chung, Ryan Rosenberry, Terence E Ryan, Madison Munson, Thomas Dombrowsky, Suwon Park, Aida Nasirian, Mark J Haykowsky, Michael D Nelson
Age is the greatest risk factor for chronic disease and is associated with a marked decline in functional capacity and quality of life. A key factor contributing to loss of function in older adults is the decline in skeletal muscle function. While the exact mechanism(s) remains incompletely understood, age-related mitochondrial dysfunction is thought to play a major role. To explore this question further, we studied 15 independently living seniors (age: 72 ± 5 years; m/f: 4/11; BMI: 27.6 ± 5.9) and 17 young volunteers (age: 25 ± 4 years; m/f: 8/9; BMI: 24...
February 2018: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344413/therapeutic-potential-and-cellular-mechanisms-of-panax-notoginseng-on-prevention-of-aging-and-cell-senescence-associated-diseases
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REVIEW
Haiping Zhao, Ziping Han, Guangwen Li, Sijia Zhang, Yumin Luo
Owing to a dramatic increase in average life expectancy, most countries in the world are rapidly entering an aging society. Therefore, extending health span with pharmacological agents targeting aging-related pathological changes, are now in the spotlight of gerosciences. Panax notoginseng (Burk.) F. H. Chen, a species of the genus Panax, has been called the "Miracle Root for the Preservation of Life," and has long been used as a Chinese herb with magical medicinal value. Panax notoginseng has been extensively employed in China to treat microcirculatory disturbances, inflammation, trauma, internal and external bleeding due to injury, and as a tonic...
December 2017: Aging and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327208/analysis-of-dna-modifications-in-aging-research
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REVIEW
Dustin R Masser, Niran Hadad, Hunter Porter, Michael B Stout, Archana Unnikrishnan, David R Stanford, Willard M Freeman
As geroscience research extends into the role of epigenetics in aging and age-related disease, researchers are being confronted with unfamiliar molecular techniques and data analysis methods that can be difficult to integrate into their work. In this review, we focus on the analysis of DNA modifications, namely cytosine methylation and hydroxymethylation, through next-generation sequencing methods. While older techniques for modification analysis performed relative quantitation across regions of the genome or examined average genome levels, these analyses lack the desired specificity, rigor, and genomic coverage to firmly establish the nature of genomic methylation patterns and their response to aging...
February 2018: GeroScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282653/oral-health-in-geroscience-animal-models-and-the-aging-oral-cavity
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REVIEW
Jonathan Y An, Richard Darveau, Matt Kaeberlein
Age is the single greatest risk factor for many diseases, including oral diseases. Despite this, a majority of preclinical oral health research has not adequately considered the importance of aging in research aimed at the mechanistic understanding of oral disease. Here, we have attempted to provide insights from animal studies in the geroscience field and apply them in the context of oral health research. In particular, we discuss the relationship between the biology of aging and mechanisms of oral disease...
February 2018: GeroScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149257/eleven-telomere-epigenetic-clock-and-biomarker-composite-quantifications-of-biological-aging-do-they-measure-the-same-thing
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Daniel W Belsky, Terrie E Moffitt, Alan A Cohen, David L Corcoran, Morgan E Levine, Joseph A Prinz, Jonathan Schaefer, Karen Sugden, Benjamin Williams, Richie Poulton, Avshalom Caspi
The geroscience hypothesis posits that therapies to slow biological processes of aging can prevent disease and extend healthy years of life. To test such "geroprotective" therapies in humans, outcome measures are needed that can assess extension of disease-free life span. This need has spurred development of different methods to quantify biological aging. But different methods have not been systematically compared in the same humans. We implemented 7 methods to quantify biological aging using repeated-measures physiological and genomic data in 964 middle-aged humans in the Dunedin Study (New Zealand; persons born 1972-1973)...
June 1, 2018: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857125/aging-research-collaborations-forge-a-promising-future
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Melinda S Kelley, Marie A Bernard, Richard J Hodes
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of 27 institutes and centers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), was founded in 1974 to conduct and support research on aging and the health and well-being of older people. The Institute's interests span the fundamental processes that contribute to aging and their impact on systems; diseases and conditions for which aging is a risk factor; and interventions that may prevent, delay, or treat these conditions or otherwise contribute to an extension of healthy, active years of life...
November 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803893/the-companion-dog-as-a-unique-translational-model-for-aging
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REVIEW
Andrea Mazzatenta, Augusto Carluccio, Domenico Robbe, Camillo Di Giulio, Alessandro Cellerino
The dog is a unique species due to its wide variation among breeds in terms of size, morphology, behaviour and lifespan, coupled with a genetic structure that facilitates the dissection of the genetic architecture that controls these traits. Dogs and humans co-evolved and share recent evolutionary selection processes, such as adaptation to digest starch-rich diets. Many diseases of the dog have a human counterpart, and notably Alzheimer's disease, which is otherwise difficult to model in other organisms. Unlike laboratory animals, companion dogs share the human environment and lifestyle, are exposed to the same pollutants, and are faced with pathogens and infections...
October 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728596/implementation-of-longevity-promoting-supplements-and-medications-in-public-health-practice-achievements-challenges-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Alexander Vaiserman, Oleh Lushchak
BACKGROUND: Most modern societies undergo rapid population aging. The rise in life expectancy, nevertheless, is not accompanied, to date, by the same increment of healthspan. Efforts to increase healthspan by means of supplements and pharmaceuticals targeting aging-related pathologies are presently in spotlight of a new branch in geriatric medicine, geroscience, postulating that aging could be manipulated in such a way that will in parallel allow delay the onset of all age-associated chronic disorders...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719097/mitochondrial-proteostasis-as-a-shared-characteristic-of-slowed-aging-the-importance-of-considering-cell-proliferation
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Karyn L Hamilton, Benjamin F Miller
Proteostasis is one of the seven "pillars of aging research" identified by the Trans-NIH Geroscience Initiative and loss of proteostasis is associated with aging and age-related chronic disease. Accumulated protein damage and resultant cellular dysfunction are consequences of limited protein repair systems and slowed protein turnover. When relatively high rates of protein turnover are maintained despite advancing age, damaged proteins are more quickly degraded and replaced, maintaining proteome fidelity. Therefore, maintenance of protein turnover represents an important proteostatic mechanism...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698311/proteomics-and-metabolomics-in-ageing-research-from-biomarkers-to-systems-biology
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REVIEW
Jessica M Hoffman, Yang Lyu, Scott D Pletcher, Daniel E L Promislow
Age is the single greatest risk factor for a wide range of diseases, and as the mean age of human populations grows steadily older, the impact of this risk factor grows as well. Laboratory studies on the basic biology of ageing have shed light on numerous genetic pathways that have strong effects on lifespan. However, we still do not know the degree to which the pathways that affect ageing in the lab also influence variation in rates of ageing and age-related disease in human populations. Similarly, despite considerable effort, we have yet to identify reliable and reproducible 'biomarkers', which are predictors of one's biological as opposed to chronological age...
July 15, 2017: Essays in Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624867/cytomegalovirus-cmv-research-in-immune-senescence-comes-of-age-overview-of-the-6th-international-workshop-on-cmv-and-immunosenescence
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EDITORIAL
Janko Nikolich-Žugich, René A W van Lier
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is one of the most complex and most ubiquitous latent persistent viruses, with a considerable ability to evade and manipulate the immune system. Following an early-life infection, most immunocompetent humans spend several decades living with CMV, and, because the virus in these hosts does not cause manifest disease, CMV can be considered part of normal aging for more than half of humanity. However, there is accumulating evidence that CMV carriage is not a null event and that both potentially harmful and potentially beneficial outcomes emanate from the interaction of CMV with its mammalian hosts...
June 2017: GeroScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526131/metabolic-alterations-at-the-crossroad-of-aging-and-oncogenesis
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REVIEW
L Raffaghello, V Longo
Aging represents the major risk factor for cancer. Cancer and aging are characterized by a similar dysregulated metabolism consisting in upregulation of glycolysis and downmodulation of oxidative phosphorylation. In this respect, metabolic interventions can be viewed as promising strategies to promote longevity and to prevent or delay age-related disorders including cancer. In this review, we discuss the most promising metabolic approaches including chronic calorie restriction, periodic fasting/fasting-mimicking diets, and pharmacological interventions mimicking calorie restriction...
2017: International Review of Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365140/deregulation-of-crtcs-in-aging-and-age-related-disease-risk
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REVIEW
Caroline C Escoubas, Carlos G Silva-García, William B Mair
Advances in public health in the past century have seen a sharp increase in human life expectancy. With these changes have come an increased prevalence of age-related pathologies and health burdens in the elderly. Patient age is the biggest risk factor for multiple chronic conditions that often occur simultaneously within a single individual. An alternative to disease-centric therapeutic approaches is that of 'geroscience', which aims to define molecular mechanisms that link age to overall disease risk. One such mechanism is deregulation of CREB-regulated transcriptional coactivators (CRTCs)...
May 2017: Trends in Genetics: TIG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352958/the-epigenetic-landscape-of-age-related-diseases-the-geroscience-perspective
#17
REVIEW
Noémie Gensous, Maria Giulia Bacalini, Chiara Pirazzini, Elena Marasco, Cristina Giuliani, Francesco Ravaioli, Giacomo Mengozzi, Claudia Bertarelli, Maria Giustina Palmas, Claudio Franceschi, Paolo Garagnani
In this review, we summarize current knowledge regarding the epigenetics of age-related diseases, focusing on those studies that have described DNA methylation landscape in cardio-vascular diseases, musculoskeletal function and frailty. We stress the importance of adopting the conceptual framework of "geroscience", which starts from the observation that advanced age is the major risk factor for several of these pathologies and aims at identifying the mechanistic links between aging and age-related diseases...
August 2017: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299635/geroscience-and-the-trans-nih-geroscience-interest-group-gsig
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EDITORIAL
Felipe Sierra, Ron Kohanski
Age is by far the major risk factor for most chronic diseases. This has been common knowledge since time immemorial. Aging encompasses the biological changes most often seen as declines of function and increasing burden of disease. The close linkage of these two has led people to believe that aging, like age, is immutable. It is only recently that research into the basic molecular and cellular mechanisms of aging has led to potential interventions that increase lifespan and appear to increase healthspan, as well...
February 2017: GeroScience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087676/the-longitudinal-study-of-aging-in-human-young-adults-knowledge-gaps-and-research-agenda
#19
Terrie E Moffitt, Daniel W Belsky, Andrea Danese, Richie Poulton, Avshalom Caspi
BACKGROUND: To prevent onset of age-related diseases and physical and cognitive decline, interventions to slow human aging and extend health span must eventually be applied to people while they are still young and healthy. Yet most human aging research examines older adults, many with chronic disease, and little is known about aging in healthy young humans. METHOD: This article explains how this knowledge gap is a barrier to extending health span and puts forward the case that geroscience should invest in researching the pace of aging in young adults...
February 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059157/healthy-ageing-in-2016-obesity-in-geroscience-is-cellular-senescence-the-culprit
#20
REVIEW
Claudio Franceschi
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February 2017: Nature Reviews. Endocrinology
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