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Tag: Inflammation

April 15, 2020
Researchers have found that a protein called TIM-4 is essential to macrophages' ability to clean up cellular debris and that p38 MAPK, a protein that increases due to aging, inhibits TIM-4. Inflammaging and immunosenescence Aging is the primary risk factor for a myriad of chronic age-related diseases, including heart disease, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and cancer. As...
March 10, 2020
Researchers from the Medical College of Georgia have demonstrated in a new study that visceral fat is harmful to the brain because it allows the inflammatory cytokine interleukin-1 beta to heavily infiltrate the brain [1]. It is well established that excessive amounts of visceral fat tissue is detrimental to health in the long term. Excessive...
March 06, 2020
New research suggests that the very immune cells that protect our brain can eventually start attacking it due to chronic systemic inflammation, something that is typically present in older people. The blood-brain barrier The blood-brain barrier (BBB) surrounds most of the blood vessels in the brain and forms a protective barrier between the bloodstream and...
February 19, 2020
Researchers from Berkeley have established that SIRT2 prevents overactivation of the NLRP3 inflammasome through deacetylation. Targeting this pathway can possibly reduce or even reverse age-related chronic inflammation and insulin resistance. What are sirtuins? Sirtuins are a family of proteins that have long been a target of longevity research [1]. Sirtuins probably descend from some of...
June 26, 2019
Today, we want to highlight a new publication that looks at cytomegalovirus (CMV) and its potential role in the development of metabolic syndrome. What is cytomegalovirus?  CMV is part of the β-subfamily of herpes viruses, a family of viruses that are believed to have been co-evolving with their hosts for around 180 million years [1]....
April 18, 2019
The results of a clinical trial using bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) to treat late-stage knee osteoarthritis were published recently, and they came back positive. The trial included both phase 1 and 2 and was designed to determine the safety and efficacy of MSC stem cell therapy. A battery of tests During the trial,...