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Tag: NAD+

Biomarkers
Researchers publishing in Biogerontology have tested multiple biomarkers in an effort to use them as proxies for aging, and some of their findings were surprising. A simple study with direct measurements Unlike other association studies that are used to evaluate biomarkers of aging, this study did not use data from a pre-existing biobank or related...
Sniffing mouse
Researchers publishing in Aging Cell have elucidated a relationship between aging, the loss of smell, and NAD+ in a mouse model. Olfactory ability declines with age Roughly half of people over the age of 65 experience a decreased ability to smell [1], and research has shown that it is an early biomarker for neurodegenerative diseases,...
Arm muscle
Scientists have shown that long-term treatment with a popular NAD+ precursor can raise NAD+ levels in blood and muscle and increase mitochondria content and function [1]. Twin-based design NAD+ is an important coenzyme that performs multiple functions, including mitochondrial energy production. NAD+ levels decrease with aging, which has been shown to underlie other age-related diseases....
Enlarged heart
A paper published today in Nature Cardiovascular Research has explained a relationship between dilated cardiac myopathy (DCM), epigenetic dysregulation, NAD+, and the epigenetic regulatory molecule Kdm8. A gradual decline of ability DCM occurs when the left ventricle of the heart becomes enlarged and loses its ability to pump enough blood. The heart muscle gradually thins,...
Tendon inflammation
Researchers publishing in Journal of Nanobiotechnology have found that extracellular vesicles derived from young cells are effective in treating a model of a common tendon disease. Tendinopathy and stem cells Swelling, weakness, tenderness, and tendon pain during activities are the characteristic symptoms of chronic tendinopathy [1], a condition that is exacerbated by aging and obesity...
Triple negative
In a new paper published in Nature, scientists have found that raising NAD+ levels via supplementation with nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) activates SIRT1 to dampen metastasis in mouse TNBC models [1]. A double-edged sword NAD+ is a ubiquitous co-enzyme that facilitates numerous processes in our body, from energy production to DNA repair. Its levels decline with...