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Elimination of senescent cells linked to reversal of aging signs in mice
March 27 2017. An article appearing in the March 23, 2017 issue of Cell describes the age-reversing effects of a peptide which enables the destruction senescent cells that impede healthy tissue renewal.
“Senescent cells are thought to impair tissue function, and their genetic clearance can delay features of aging,” explain authors Marjolein P. Baar and colleagues.
The peptide blocks the ability of the protein FOXO4 to inform another protein (p53) not to cause a senescent cell to self-destruct. By interfering with this interaction, the peptide enables the self-destruction of senescent cells.
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