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Tag: OSKM

Powerful mixture
A preprint published in bioRxiv has detailed how partial reprogramming through two small molecules can rejuvenate human cells as well as C.elegans, a common model of aging. Beyond OSKM This paper begins with a discussion of the four well-known Yamanaka reprogramming factors (OSKM) that cause cells to revert to a previous epigenetic state, citing previous...
Fluorescent cells
A team of Chinese researchers has described a novel method of illuminating pluripotent stem cells in a paper published in Aging. How and why Yamanaka Factors and Partial Cellular ReprogrammingDrs. Takahashi and Yamanaka showed that they could use Oct4, Sox2, Klf4, and c-Myc (OSKM) to reprogram cells back to pluripotent, embryonic stem cells. While this discovery showed...
Two Directions Infinity
In a preprint published in bioRxiv, a team of Singaporean researchers, including Jan Gruber, has found that a combination of stem cell rejuvenation and senescent cell removal is synergistically more effective than either alone. Different but related aspects of aging Why we Age: Cellular SenescenceAs your body ages, more of your cells become senescent. Senescent...
Genetic research
Scientists have shown that a single cycle of partial cellular reprogramming leads to various changes in the tissues, but about half of them gradually disappear after the treatment [1]. Permanent or transient? It has been known since 2006 that somatic cells can be reverted to a pluripotent stem cell-like state by overexpressing certain regulatory genes....
Spinal disc
Partial cellular reprogramming using Yamanka factors has become increasingly prominent in the world of aging research. A new study suggests that transient exposure to the Yamanaka factors might be the solution to intervertebral disc degeneration [1]. Partial cellular reprogramming with Yamanaka factors We have talked previously about Yamanaka factors and how exposure to them can...
Mouse genes
Scientists have shown that in vivo partial cellular reprogramming can be safe and effective in an animal model, although the rejuvenation was mostly limited to long-term treatments and two tissue types [1]. There and back again Cellular reprogramming sounds like a technology from Star Trek, and it is undeniably futuristic. Our tissues mostly consist of...

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