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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109165/melatonin-and-sirtuins-a-not-so-unexpected-relationship
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Juan C Mayo, Rosa M Sainz, Pedro González Menéndez, Vanesa Cepas, Dun-Xian Tan, Russel J Reiter
Epigenetic modifications, including methylation or acetylation as well as posttranscriptional modifications are mechanisms used by eukaryotic cells to increase the genome diversity in terms of differential gene expression and protein diversity. Among these modifying enzymes, sirtuins, a class III histone deacetylase (HDAC) enzymes are of particular importance. Sirtuins regulate the cell cycle, DNA repair, cell survival and apoptosis, thus having important roles in normal and cancer cells. Sirtuins can also regulate metabolic pathways by changing preference for glycolysis under aerobic conditions as well as glutaminolysis...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098506/capsicum-annuum-var-grossum-bell-pepper-inhibits-%C3%AE-secretase-activity-and-%C3%AE-amyloid1-40-aggregation
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Omodesola Oluwafisayo Ogunruku, Ganiyu Oboh, Sabina Passamonti, Federica Trammer, Aline Augusti Boligon
The deposition of amyloid protein as senile plaques is the major signature of Alzheimer's disease (AD). It is produced by the sequential cleavage of the amyloid precursor protein by secretases. Moreover, peppers are noted for their antiaging and cognitive enhancing properties. Thus, in this study, the effects of polyphenol-rich extracts from bell pepper on amyloid production and aggregation in vitro were investigated. Bell pepper (ripe and unripe) was extracted with methanol-1 N HCl (1:1 v/v). Thereafter, the inhibitory potentials of the extracts on β-secretase and β-amyloid1-40 aggregation were determined...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087676/the-longitudinal-study-of-aging-in-human-young-adults-knowledge-gaps-and-research-agenda
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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/28069944/soluble-klotho-binds-monosialoganglioside-to-regulate-membrane-microdomains-and-growth-factor-signaling
#4
George Dalton, Sung-Wan An, Saif I Al-Juboori, Nicole Nischan, Joonho Yoon, Evgenia Dobrinskikh, Donald W Hilgemann, Jian Xie, Kate Luby-Phelps, Jennifer J Kohler, Lutz Birnbaumer, Chou-Long Huang
Soluble klotho, the shed ectodomain of the antiaging membrane protein α-klotho, is a pleiotropic endocrine/paracrine factor with no known receptors and poorly understood mechanism of action. Soluble klotho down-regulates growth factor-driven PI3K signaling, contributing to extension of lifespan, cardioprotection, and tumor inhibition. Here we show that soluble klotho binds membrane lipid rafts. Klotho binding to rafts alters lipid organization, decreases membrane's propensity to form large ordered domains for endocytosis, and down-regulates raft-dependent PI3K/Akt signaling...
January 9, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062841/metal-based-superoxide-dismutase-and-catalase-mimics-reduce-oxidative-stress-biomarkers-and-extend-life-span-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#5
Thales de P Ribeiro, Fernanda L Fonseca, Mariana D C de Carvalho, Rodrigo M da C Godinho, Fernando Pereira de Almeida, Tatiana D Saint'Pierre, Nicolás A Rey, Christiane Fernandes, Adolfo Horn, Marcos D Pereira
Aging is a natural process characterized by several biological changes. In this context, oxidative stress appears as a key factor that leads cells and organisms to severe dysfunctions and diseases. To cope with reactive oxygen species and oxidative-related damage, there has been increased use of superoxide dismutase (SOD)/catalase (CAT) biomimetic compounds. Recently, we have shown that three metal-based compounds {[Fe(HPClNOL)Cl2]NO3, [Cu(HPClNOL)(CH3CN)](ClO4)2 and Mn(HPClNOL)(Cl)2}, harboring in vitro SOD and/or CAT activities, were critical for protection of yeast cells against oxidative stress...
January 15, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033643/suspension-threads
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Elen C D J De Masi, Flávia D J De Masi, Roberta D J De Masi
Suture threads are a minimally invasive surgical technique for facial rejuvenation. Its use was initiated by Sulamanidze et al with propylene after Serdev introduced suture with polycaproamide; however, these types of suture increased inflammatory reaction. For correction of the aging face, surgeons are devising more procedures with fewer incisions and shorter postoperative recovery periods. Many of these procedures use absorbable and nonabsorbable sutures in the dermis and subcutis to lift lax skin. The polydioxanone suture is currently a great option for antiaging treatment, because besides the ease of applicability and good results, it also has a low incidence of adverse reactions...
December 2016: Facial Plastic Surgery: FPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025308/2-5-dimethyl-celecoxib-extends-drosophila-life-span-via-a-mechanism-that-requires-insulin-and-target-of-rapamycin-signaling
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Qi Wu, Ting Lian, Xiaolan Fan, Chaochun Song, Uma Gaur, Xueping Mao, Deying Yang, Matthew D W Piper, Mingyao Yang
The search for antiaging drugs is a key component of gerontology research. A few drugs with positive effects on life span in model organisms have been found. Here, we report that 2,5-dimethyl-celecoxib, a derivative of the anti-inflammatory drug celecoxib, can extend Drosophila life span and delay aging by a mechanism involving insulin signaling and target of rapamycin signaling. Importantly, its positive effects were apparent when the treatment window was restricted to the beginning of life or the later half...
December 26, 2016: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018705/antioxidant-and-antibacterial-potential-of-silver-nanoparticles-biogenic-synthesis-utilizing-apple-extract
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Upendra Nagaich, Neha Gulati, Swati Chauhan
The advancement of the biological production of nanoparticles using herbal extracts performs a significant role in nanotechnology discipline as it is green and does not engage harsh chemicals. The objective of the present investigation was to extract flavonoids in the mode of apple extract and synthesize its silver nanoparticles and ultimately nanoparticles loading into hydrogels. The presence of flavonoids in apple extract was characterized by preliminary testing like dil. ammonia test and confirmatory test by magnesium ribbon test...
2016: Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005421/is-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-an-accelerated-aging-disease
#9
William MacNee
Aging is one of the most important risk factors for most chronic diseases. The worldwide increase in life expectancy has been accompanied by an increase in the prevalence of age-related diseases that result in significant morbidity and mortality and place an enormous burden on healthcare and resources. Aging is a progressive degeneration of the tissues that has a negative impact on the structure and function of vital organs. The lung ages, resulting in decreased function and reduced capacity to respond to environmental stresses and injury...
December 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959617/senescence-in-copd-and-its-comorbidities
#10
Peter J Barnes
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is regarded as a disease of accelerated lung aging. This affliction shows all of the hallmarks of aging, including telomere shortening, cellular senescence, activation of PI3 kinase-mTOR signaling, impaired autophagy, mitochondrial dysfunction, stem cell exhaustion, epigenetic changes, abnormal microRNA profiles, immunosenescence, and a low-grade chronic inflammation (inflammaging). Many of these pathways are driven by chronic exogenous and endogenous oxidative stress...
December 9, 2016: Annual Review of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942228/reactivating-the-extracellular-matrix-synthesis-of-sulfated-glycosaminoglycans-and-proteoglycans-to-improve-the-human-skin-aspect-and-its-mechanical-properties
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Hanane Chajra, Daniel Auriol, Francine Joly, Aurélie Pagnon, Magda Rodrigues, Sophie Allart, Gérard Redziniak, Fabrice Lefevre
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to demonstrate that a defined cosmetic composition is able to induce an increase in the production of sulfated glycosaminoglycans (sGAGs) and/or proteoglycans and finally to demonstrate that the composition, through its combined action of enzyme production and synthesis of macromolecules, modulates organization and skin surface aspect with a benefit in antiaging applications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Gene expression was studied by quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction using normal human dermal fibroblasts isolated from a 45-year-old donor skin dermis...
2016: Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935635/oleanolic-acid-rejuvenates-testicular-function-through-attenuating-germ-cell-dna-damage-and-apoptosis-via-deactivation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-p53-and-p38-signalling-pathways
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Haixia Zhao, Jing Liu, Laixin Song, Zhencai Liu, Guifang Han, Ding Yuan, Ting Wang, Yaoyan Dun, Zhiyong Zhou, Zhaoqi Liu, Yongjun Wang, Changcheng Zhang
OBJECTIVES: Inflammation can cause degenerative changes of reproductive function. Oleanolic acid (OA), the effective component from Ligustrum lucidum Ait., exhibits significantly anti-inflammation and antiageing activity. However, whether OA restores testicular dysfunction via inhibition of inflammation with ageing is unclear. Here, in a natural ageing rat model, we investigated the protection effects of OA and its mechanism of action. METHODS: Eighteen-month-old Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into ageing control group and two OA-treated groups (5 and 25 mg/kg)...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910768/pharmacological-properties-of-biocompounds-from-spores-of-the-lingzhi-or-reishi-medicinal-mushroom-ganoderma-lucidum-agaricomycetes-a-review
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Carlos Ricardo Soccol, Lucas Yamasaki Bissoqui, Cristine Rodrigues, Rosalia Rubel, Sandra R B R Sella, Fan Leifa, Luciana Porto de Souza Vandenberghe, Vanete Thomaz Soccol
Ganoderma lucidum is a well-known representative of mushrooms that have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. New discoveries related to this medicinal mushroom and its biological properties are frequently reported. However, only recently have scientists started to pay special attention to G. lucidum spores. This is in part because of the recent development of methods for breaking the spore wall and extracting biocompounds from the spore. Although some research groups are working with G. lucidum spores, data in the literature are still limited, and the methods used have not been systematized...
2016: International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885332/2-3-5-4-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-o-%C3%AE-d-glucoside-promotes-expression-of-the-longevity-gene-klotho
#14
Shuang Ling, Ju Duan, Rongzhen Ni, Jin-Wen Xu
The longevity gene klotho has numerous physiological functions, such as regulating calcium and phosphorus levels, delaying senescence, improving cognition, reducing oxidative stress, and protecting vascular endothelial cells. This study tested whether 2,3,5,4'-Tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-β-D-glucoside (THSG), a small molecule with antiaging effects, regulates the expression and physiological effects of klotho. Our results showed that THSG dose-dependently increased the luciferase reporter activity of the klotho gene, reversed the decrease in mRNA and protein expression of klotho which was induced by angiotensin II in NRK-52E renal tubular epithelial cells, and increased klotho mRNA expression in the cerebral cortex, hippocampus, testis, and kidney medulla of spontaneously hypertensive rats...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865796/bletilla-striata-medicinal-uses-phytochemistry-and-pharmacological-activities
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REVIEW
Xirui He, Xiaoxiao Wang, Jiacheng Fang, Zefeng Zhao, Linhong Huang, Hao Guo, Xiaohui Zheng
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Bletilla striata (Thunb.) Reichb. f. (Orchidaceae), also known as Hyacinth Orchid and Baiji (Simplified Chinese: ), not only has been widely used for the treatment of hematemesis, hemoptysis, and traumatic bleeding due to the efficacy of arresting bleeding with astringent action, but also has been applied topically to overcome ulcers, sores, swellings, and chapped skin due to the efficacy of dispersing swelling and promoting tissue regeneration. Additional medical applications include the treatment of tuberculosis, malignant ulcers, hemorrhoids, anthrax, eye diseases, and silicosis...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854351/a-mixture-of-extracts-of-kochia-scoparia-and-rosa-multiflora-with-ppar-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-dual-agonistic-effects-prevents-photoaging-in-hairless-mice
#16
Hyerin Jeon, Dong Hye Kim, Youn-Hwa Nho, Ji-Eun Park, Su-Nam Kim, Eung Ho Choi
Activation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPAR) α/γ is known to inhibit the increases in matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) induced by ultraviolet light (UV). Extracts of natural herbs, such as Kochia scoparia and Rosa multiflora, have a PPAR α/γ dual agonistic effect. Therefore, we investigated whether and how they have an antiaging effect on photoaging skin. Eighteen-week-old hairless mice were irradiated with UVA 14 J/cm² and UVB 40 mJ/cm² three times a week for 8 weeks...
November 16, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853905/an-antidiabetic-polyherbal-phytomedicine-confers-stress-resistance-and-extends-lifespan-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#17
Laxmi Rathor, Aakanksha Pant, Harshika Awasthi, Dayanandan Mani, Rakesh Pandey
An Ayurvedic polyherbal extract (PHE) comprising six herbs viz. Berberis aristata, Cyperus rotundus, Cedrus deodara, Emblica officinalis, Terminalia chebula and Terminalia bellirica is mentioned as an effective anti-hyperglycemic agent in 'Charaka Samhita', the classical text of Ayurveda. Previously, antidiabetic drug metformin was found to elicit antiaging effects and PHE was also found to exhibit antidiabetic effects in humans. Therefore, we screened it for its in vivo antioxidant antiaging effect on stress and lifespan using human homologous Caenorhabditis elegans model system...
November 16, 2016: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845865/gastrodia-elata-blume-extract-modulates-antioxidant-activity-and-ultraviolet-a-irradiated-skin-aging-in-human-dermal-fibroblast-cells
#18
Eunju Song, Haeyon Chung, Eugene Shim, Jung-Ky Jeong, Bok-Kyung Han, Hyuk-Joon Choi, Jinah Hwang
Gastrodia elata Blume (GEB), a traditional herbal medicine, has been used to treat a wide range of neurological disorders (e.g., paralysis and stroke) and skin problems (e.g., atopic dermatitis and eczema) in oriental medicine. This study was designed to investigate the antioxidant ability of GEB and its antiaging effect on human dermal fibroblast cells (HDF). The total phenolic and flavonoid contents of GEB were 21.8 and 0.43 mg/g dry weight (DW), respectively. The ergothioneine content of GEB was 0.41 mg/mL DW...
November 2016: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819009/chitin-and-chitosan-production-and-application-of-versatile-biomedical-nanomaterials
#19
Daniel Elieh-Ali-Komi, Michael R Hamblin
Chitin is the most abundant aminopolysaccharide polymer occurring in nature, and is the building material that gives strength to the exoskeletons of crustaceans, insects, and the cell walls of fungi. Through enzymatic or chemical deacetylation, chitin can be converted to its most well-known derivative, chitosan. The main natural sources of chitin are shrimp and crab shells, which are an abundant byproduct of the food-processing industry, that provides large quantities of this biopolymer to be used in biomedical applications...
March 2016: International Journal of Advanced Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789101/inflammaging-and-garb-aging
#20
REVIEW
Claudio Franceschi, Paolo Garagnani, Giovanni Vitale, Miriam Capri, Stefano Salvioli
'Inflammaging' refers to the chronic, low-grade inflammation that characterizes aging. Inflammaging is macrophage centered, involves several tissues and organs, including the gut microbiota, and is characterized by a complex balance between pro- and anti-inflammatory responses. Based on literature data, we argue that the major source of inflammatory stimuli is represented by endogenous/self, misplaced, or altered molecules resulting from damaged and/or dead cells and organelles (cell debris), recognized by receptors of the innate immune system...
October 24, 2016: Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism: TEM
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