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Tag: AGEs

Blood cells in an artery
January 11, 2021
Today, we want to highlight the results of a recent long-term study, which collected data over a four-year period to investigate the link between aortic stiffening and cognitive decline, including dementia. During aging, our blood vessels become increasingly stiff and lose their flexibility, and the cells comprising it struggle to contract and relax properly. Blood...
Alexander Fedintsev
December 03, 2020
At Ending Age-Related Diseases 2020, Dr. Alexander Fedintsev of the Institute of Biology at Komi Science Center gave a talk about collagen glycation. Cross-links caused by advanced glycation end-products such as glucosepane stiffen the extracellular matrix, leading to systemic problems. Dr. Fedintsev provides evidence showing that the stiffened ECM leads to stem cell depletion, cellular...
October 09, 2020
New research takes us a step close to finding ways to remove the advanced glycation end-product known as glucosepane, a likely reason why our arteries stiffen as we age. Advanced Glycation End-ProductsIt has been proposed for some time that one reason we age is the accumulation of sugary metabolic wastes known as advanced glycation end-products...
Interview with Alexander Fedintsev
July 15, 2020
Two researchers, Alexander Fedintsev and Alexey Moskalev, have published an expansive review paper in which they propose a new hallmark of aging [1]. The authors draw our attention to a phenomenon that is sometimes overlooked in the context of aging: the accumulation of damage to long-lived molecules caused by the non-enzymatic chemical reactions of glycation,...
June 09, 2020
A group of Japanese scientists has found that advanced glycation end products (AGEs) tend to accumulate in osteoblasts with age, inducing apoptosis via endoplasmic reticulum stress. This mechanism likely contributes to the development of osteoporosis [1]. AGEs and age Advanced glycation end-products, fittingly abbreviated as AGEs, are proteins or lipids that have had sugars attached...
Old rat
May 20, 2020
Researchers have demonstrated that age-related cognitive impairment and inflammation can be caused in young rats simply by giving them gut microbe populations from the guts of aged rats. The gut microbiome The microbiome describes the varied community of bacteria, archaea, eukarya, and viruses that inhabit our gut. The four bacterial phyla of Firmicutes, Bacteroidetes, Proteobacteria,...