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Tag: Inflammaging

Arthritis
Publishing in Science Advances, a team of researchers has described how a scaffold containing genetically engineered induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can reduce symptoms in a mouse model of rheumatoid arthritis. The advantage over current drugs Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is currently treated through drugs that often suppress the immune system as a side effect [1]....
Heart Inflammation
A team of Chinese researchers has outlined the cellular link between age-related inflammation (inflammaging) and the physical aging of heart muscle cells (cardiomyocytes). NLRP3 and why it matters We have previously discussed the NLRP3 inflammasome, which releases inflammatory cytokines upon exposure to irritants [1], including reactive oxygen species (ROS) [2]. The researchers hypothesized that ROS,...
Capers are high in quercetin which may help slow down aging.
Found in many fruits and vegetables, quercetin may have some potential in the context of aging. We take a look at this natural compound and popular dietary supplement. What is quercetin? Quercetin is a natural flavonoid, which makes it part of a large family of water-soluble plant compounds. Flavonoids are not created by the body...
Mouse Brain Internal
Researchers, publishing in the journal Aging, have discovered that a protein called hedgehog alleviates the tissue-specific, age-related inflammation of the microglia, the maintenance cells of the brain. The aging differences between tissue types To begin this research, the team first performed a gene expression analysis on four different types of murine macrophages: bone marrow-derived macrophages...
Clock
Epigenetic clocks have become a mainstay of longevity research over the past few years, with new clocks regularly being established for different species and tissues as well as promising research that uses and builds on these clocks. An international research team has recently created a different kind of clock, an inflammatory aging clock that predicts...
RNA strand
New research has identified a set of long noncoding RNAs involved in inflammaging and the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP) [1]. These RNAs are conserved across a range of species, including humans, and may prove a valuable avenue for controlling senescence. Age-related RNAs RNA can broadly be divided into protein-coding RNAs and noncoding RNAs, which have...