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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889732/effects-of-water-extract-of-curcuma-longa-l-roots-on-immunity-and-telomerase-function
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Min-Hsiung Pan, Jia-Ching Wu, Chi-Tang Ho, Vladimir Badmaev
Background Immunity and Longevity Methods A water extract of Curcuma longa (L.) [vern. Turmeric] roots (TurmericImmune™) standardized for a minimum 20 % of turmeric polysaccharides ukonan A, B, C and D was evaluated for its biological properties in in vitro tissue culture studies. Results The water extract of turmeric (TurP) exhibited induced-nitric oxide (NO) production in RAW264.7 macrophages. These results suggested the immunomodulatory effects of TurP. In addition, the polysaccharides up-regulated function of telomerase reverse transcriptase (TERT) equally to the phenolic compound from turmeric, curcumin...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884409/chronic-exposure-to-rapamycin-and-episodic-serum-starvation-modulate-ageing-of-human-fibroblasts-in-vitro
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Lakshman Sodagam, Anna Lewinska, Maciej Wnuk, Suresh I S Rattan
Mild stress-induced activation of stress response (SR) pathways, such as autophagy, heat shock response, oxidative SR, DNA damage response, and inflammatory response, can be potentially health beneficial. Using the model system of cellular ageing and replicative senescence in vitro, we have studied the ageing modulatory effects of the two conditions, rapamycin and serum starvation. Chronic exposure to 0.1, 1 and 10 nM rapamycin positively modulated the survival, growth, morphology, telomere length, DNA methylation levels, 8-oxo-dG level in DNA, N(6)-methyl-adenosine level in RNA, and ethanol stress tolerance of serially passaged normal human skin fibroblasts...
September 7, 2017: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874954/aging-molecular-pathways-and-implications-on-the-cardiovascular-system
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REVIEW
Arthur José Pontes Oliveira de Almeida, Thaís Porto Ribeiro, Isac Almeida de Medeiros
The world's population over 60 years is growing rapidly, reaching 22% of the global population in the next decades. Despite the increase in global longevity, individual healthspan needs to follow this growth. Several diseases have their prevalence increased by age, such as cardiovascular diseases, the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Understanding the aging biology mechanisms is fundamental to the pursuit of cardiovascular health. In this way, aging is characterized by a gradual decline in physiological functions, involving the increased number in senescent cells into the body...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855418/analyses-of-selenotranscriptomes-and-selenium-concentrations-in-response-to-dietary-selenium-deficiency-and-age-reveal-common-and-distinct-patterns-by-tissue-and-sex-in-telomere-dysfunctional-mice
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Lei Cao, Li Zhang, Huawei Zeng, Ryan Ty Wu, Tung-Lung Wu, Wen-Hsing Cheng
Background: The hierarchies of tissue selenium distribution and selenotranscriptomes are thought to critically affect healthspan and longevity.Objective: We determined selenium status and selenotranscriptomes in response to long-term dietary selenium deficiency and age in tissues of male and female mice.Methods: Weanling telomerase RNA component knockout C57BL/6 mice were fed a selenium-deficient (0.03 mg Se/kg) Torula yeast-based AIN-93G diet or a diet supplemented with sodium selenate (0.15 mg Se/kg) until age 18 or 24 mo...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855370/effects-of-early-life-competition-and-maternal-nutrition-on-telomere-lengths-in-wild-meerkats
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Dominic L Cram, Pat Monaghan, Robert Gillespie, Tim Clutton-Brock
Early-life adversity can affect health, survival and fitness later in life, and recent evidence suggests that telomere attrition may link early conditions with their delayed consequences. Here, we investigate the link between early-life competition and telomere length in wild meerkats. Our results show that, when multiple females breed concurrently, increases in the number of pups in the group are associated with shorter telomeres in pups. Given that pups from different litters compete for access to milk, we tested whether this effect is due to nutritional constraints on maternal milk production, by experimentally supplementing females' diets during gestation and lactation...
August 30, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855279/telomere-length-dynamics-in-early-life-the-blood-and-muscle-model
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Sanjeev Sabharwal, Simon Verhulst, George Guirguis, Jeremy D Kark, Carlos Labat, Natalie E Roche, Kristina Martimucci, Krunal Patel, Debra S Heller, Masayuki Kimura, Donald Chuang, Anne Chuang, Athanase Benetos, Abraham Aviv
Telomere length (TL) trajectories in somatic tissues during human growth and development are poorly understood. We examined a blood-and-muscle model during early life, focusing on TL trajectories in leukocytes, representing the highly proliferative hematopoietic system, and skeletal muscle, a minimally proliferative tissue. Leukocyte TL (LTL) and skeletal muscle TL (MTL) were measured in 28 fetuses and 73 children. LTL and MTL were highly variable across individuals (sd: fetal LTL = 0.72 kb, MTL = 0.72 kb; children LTL = 0...
August 29, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811878/magellanic-penguin-telomeres-do-not-shorten-with-age-with-increased-reproductive-effort-investment-and-basal-corticosterone
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Jack A Cerchiara, Rosa Ana Risques, Donna Prunkard, Jeffrey R Smith, Olivia J Kane, P Dee Boersma
All species should invest in systems that enhance longevity; however, a fundamental adult life-history trade-off exists between the metabolic resources allocated to maintenance and those allocated to reproduction. Long-lived species will invest more in reproduction than in somatic maintenance as they age. We investigated this trade-off by analyzing correlations among telomere length, reproductive effort and output, and basal corticosterone in Magellanic penguins (Spheniscus magellanicus). Telomeres shorten with age in most species studied to date, and may affect adult survival...
August 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789901/sirtuins-epigenetics-and-longevity
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REVIEW
Mateusz Wątroba, Ilona Dudek, Marta Skoda, Aleksandra Stangret, Przemysław Rzodkiewicz, Dariusz Szukiewicz
Aging of organisms begins from a single cell at the molecular level. It includes changes related to telomere shortening, cell senescence and epigenetic modifications. These processes accumulate over the lifespan. Research studies show that epigenetic signaling contributes to human disease, tumorigenesis and aging. Epigenetic DNA modifications involve changes in the gene activity but not in the DNA sequence. An epigenome consists of chemical modifications to the DNA and histone proteins without the changes in the DNA sequence...
August 5, 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780613/mec1-atr-is-needed-for-extensive-telomere-elongation-in-response-to-ethanol-in-yeast
#9
Yaniv Harari, Martin Kupiec
Telomere length homeostasis is essential for cell survival. In humans, telomeres shorten as a function of age. Short telomeres are known determinants of cell senescence and longevity. The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae expresses telomerase and maintains a strict telomere length homeostasis during vegetative growth. We have previously reported that different environmental signals promote changes in telomere length in S. cerevisiae. In particular, exposure to ethanol induces an extensive telomere elongation response due to a reduction in RAP1 mRNA and protein levels...
August 5, 2017: Current Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747482/pale-and-dark-morphs-of-tawny-owls-show-different-patterns-of-telomere-dynamics-in-relation-to-disease-status
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Patrik Karell, Staffan Bensch, Kari Ahola, Muhammad Asghar
Parasites are expected to exert long-term costs on host fecundity and longevity. Understanding the consequences of heritable polymorphic variation in disease defence in wild populations is essential in order to predict evolutionary responses to changes in disease risk. Telomeres have been found to shorten faster in malaria-diseased individuals compared with healthy ones with negative effects on longevity and thereby fitness. Here, we study the impact of haemosporidian blood parasites on telomere dynamics in tawny owls, which display a highly heritable plumage colour polymorphism...
July 26, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708104/fruit-and-juice-epigenetic-signatures-are-associated-with-independent-immunoregulatory-pathways
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Jessie Nicodemus-Johnson, Robert A Sinnott
Epidemiological evidence strongly suggests that fruit consumption promotes many health benefits. Despite the general consensus that fruit and juice are nutritionally similar, epidemiological results for juice consumption are conflicting. Our objective was to use DNA methylation marks to characterize fruit and juice epigenetic signatures within PBMCs and identify shared and independent signatures associated with these groups. Genome-wide DNA methylation marks (Illumina Human Methylation 450k chip) for 2,148 individuals that participated in the Framingham Offspring exam 8 were analyzed for correlations between fruit or juice consumption using standard linear regression...
July 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705731/do-glucocorticoids-mediate-the-link-between-environmental-conditions-and-telomere-dynamics-in-wild-vertebrates-a-review
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REVIEW
Frédéric Angelier, David Costantini, Pierre Blévin, Olivier Chastel
Following the discoveries of telomeres and of their implications in terms of health and ageing, there has been a growing interest into the study of telomere dynamics in wild vertebrates. Telomeres are repeated sequences of non-coding DNA located at the terminal ends of chromosomes and they play a major role in maintaining chromosome stability. Importantly, telomeres shorten over time and shorter telomeres seem to be related with lower survival in vertebrates. Because of this potential link with longevity, it is crucial to understand not only the ecological determinants of telomere dynamics but also the regulatory endocrine mechanisms that may mediate the effect of the environment on telomeres...
July 10, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658611/interventions-to-slow-cardiovascular-aging-dietary-restriction-drugs-and-novel-molecules
#13
REVIEW
Christian Heiss, Ioakim Spyridopoulos, Judith Haendeler
Cardiovascular aging is a highly dynamic process. Despite the fact that cardiovascular function and structure change with age, they can still be modulated even in aged humans. The most prominent approaches to improve age-dependent vascular changes include dietary restriction and pharmacologic agents interacting with signaling pathways implicated in this context. These include inhibition of TOR, glycolysis, and GH/IGF-1, activation of sirtuins, and AMPK, as well as modulators of inflammation, epigenetic pathways, and telomeres...
June 27, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602863/changes-in-vitamin-d-endocrinology-during-aging-in-adults
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REVIEW
Renate T de Jongh, Natasja M van Schoor, Paul Lips
Worldwide, vitamin D deficiency is a common finding. Within individuals 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OH)D) concentrations remain fairly stable over time although large differences in individual longitudinal changes exist. During aging vitamin D metabolism and activity changes in several different ways. Intestinal resistance to 1,25(OH)2D develops which hampers intestinal calcium uptake. Vitamin D receptor number decreases with aging in several organs involved in calcium metabolism and 1alpha-hydroxylase activity decreases mainly due to a decrease in renal function reducing vitamin D activation...
September 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575157/sex-differences-in-aging-genomic-instability
#15
Kathleen E Fischer, Nicole C Riddle
Aging is characterized by decreasing physiological integration, reduced function, loss of resilience and increased risk of death. Paradoxically, although women live longer, they suffer greater morbidity particularly late in life. These sex differences in human lifespan and healthspan are consistently observed in all countries and during every era for which reliable data exist. While these differences are ubiquitous in humans, evidence of sex differences in longevity and health for other species is more equivocal...
June 2, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540339/leukocyte-telomere-length-and-serum-levels-of-high-molecular-weight-adiponectin-and-dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate-could-reflect-distinct-aspects-of-longevity-in-japanese-centenarians
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Yuji Aoki, Masato Aoki, Kazuya Yamada
Leukocyte telomere length and serum levels of high-molecular-weight adiponectin and dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate (DHEA-S) were assessed in association with nutrition and performance status (PS) in Japanese centenarians. Twenty-three centenarians (five men, 18 women) were classified according to their PS 1 (nearly fully ambulatory, n = 2), 2 (in bed less than 50% of daytime, n = 10), 3 (in bed greater than 50%, n = 6), and 4 (completely bedridden, n = 5). Leukocyte telomere length was determined by the hybridization protection assay, and the adiponectin and DHEA-S levels were measured by chemiluminescent enzyme immunoassay...
January 2017: Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510637/telomeres-nutrition-and-longevity-can-we-really-navigate-our-aging
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Nikolina Škrobot Vidacek, Lucia Nanic, Sanda Ravlic, Mary Sopta, Marko Geric, Goran Gajski, Vera Garaj-Vrhovac, Ivica Rubelj
Telomeres are dynamic chromosome-end structures that serve as guardians of genome stability. They are known to be one of the major determinants of aging and longevity in higher mammals. Studies have demonstrated a direct correlation between telomere length and life expectancy, stress, DNA damage, and onset of aging-related diseases. This review discusses the most important factors that influence our telomeres. Various genetic and environmental factors such as diet, physical activity, obesity, and stress are known to influence health and longevity as well as telomere dynamics...
May 16, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399814/sirt6-polymorphism-rs117385980-is-associated-with-longevity-and-healthy-aging-in-finnish-men
#18
Katariina Hirvonen, Hannele Laivuori, Jari Lahti, Timo Strandberg, Johan G Eriksson, Peter Hackman
BACKGROUND: Sirtuin-6 (SIRT6) is involved in various crucial cellular pathways, being a key regulator of telomere structure, DNA repair, metabolism, transcriptional control and the NF-kappa B pathway. Sirt6 knock-out mice have been reported to develop typical features of aging and senescence at the age of 2-3 weeks and die within 4 weeks. The aim of this study was to investigate whether sequence variations of SIRT6 are associated with aging and longevity in Finnish men. METHODS: The sample of this study consisted of 43 longer-living and healthy males and 92 male control subjects who have died of natural causes at an average age of 66,6 (±4,1) years and who belonged to the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study (HBCS)...
April 11, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394764/telomeres-and-the-natural-lifespan-limit-in-humans
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Troels Steenstrup, Jeremy D Kark, Simon Verhulst, Mikael Thinggaard, Jacob V B Hjelmborg, Christine Dalgård, Kirsten Ohm Kyvik, Lene Christiansen, Massimo Mangino, Timothy D Spector, Inge Petersen, Masayuki Kimura, Athanase Benetos, Carlos Labat, Ronit Sinnreich, Shih-Jen Hwang, Daniel Levy, Steven C Hunt, Annette L Fitzpatrick, Wei Chen, Gerald S Berenson, Michelangela Barbieri, Giuseppe Paolisso, Shahinaz M Gadalla, Sharon A Savage, Kaare Christensen, Anatoliy I Yashin, Konstantin G Arbeev, Abraham Aviv
An ongoing debate in demography has focused on whether the human lifespan has a maximal natural limit. Taking a mechanistic perspective, and knowing that short telomeres are associated with diminished longevity, we examined whether telomere length dynamics during adult life could set a maximal natural lifespan limit. We define leukocyte telomere length of 5 kb as the 'telomeric brink', which denotes a high risk of imminent death. We show that a subset of adults may reach the telomeric brink within the current life expectancy and more so for a 100-year life expectancy...
April 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298930/predicting-the-remaining-lifespan-and-cultivation-related-loss-of-osteogenic-capacity-of-bone-marrow-multipotential-stromal-cells-applicable-across-a-broad-donor-age-range
#20
Sarah M Churchman, Sally A Boxall, Dennis McGonagle, Elena A Jones
Background and Objectives. Culture expanded multipotential stromal cells (MSCs) have considerable potential for bone regeneration therapy but their wider use is constrained by the lack of simple and predictive assays of functional potency. Extended passaging leads to loss of multipotency but speed of decline depends on MSC donor age. The aim of this study was to develop an assay predictive of MSC culture longevity applicable to a broad donor age range. Materials and Methods. Bone marrow (BM, n = 7) was obtained from a diverse range (2-72 years) of healthy donors...
2017: Stem Cells International
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