Fight Aging! Newsletter, March 25th 2019

This study defines a new clinically relevant concept of T-cell senescence-mediated inflammatory responses in the pathophysiology of abnormal glucose homeostasis. We also found that T-cell senescence is associated with systemic inflammation and alters hepatic glucose homeostasis. The rational modulation of T-cell senescence would be a promising avenue for the treatment or prevention of diabetes. Intron Retention via Alternative Splicing as a Signature of Aging https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2019/03/intron-retention-via-alternative-splicing-as-a-signature-of-aging/ In recent years researchers have investigated changes in alternative splicing in the context of aging and age-related disease. It is thought to be important in cellular senescence, for example, but that is just one line item in the bigger picture. A given gene can code for multiple different proteins, and alternative splicing is the name given to the processes by which those different proteins are produced. A gene contains discrete DNA sequences called exons and introns, the former passed into the protein production process, and the latter removed during RNA splicing. The canonical protein produced from this genetic blueprint contains all of the exons, joined in sequence, but alternative splicing may drop exons, resulting in a different protein. The balance between the proteins produced from a given gene tends to shift with age. This might be a harmful downstream consequence of underlyi...
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Publication date: May 2020Source: Clinica Chimica Acta, Volume 504Author(s): Damian Jacenik, Jakub FichnaAbstractChemerin is a multifunctional protein involved among others in adipogenesis, angiogenesis and lipid as well as glucose metabolism. Chemerin is an essential factor in promotion of chemotaxis of numerous immune cell types and plays an important role in several pathophysiologic conditions. Chemerin receptors are present on monocytes/macrophages, T cells, natural killer and dendritic cells as well as neutrophils. However, the role of chemerin and chemerin receptors in immune response and gastrointestinal diseases is...
Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionsPatients with CMS were more likely to present with increased comorbidities. Patients with CMS undergoing CABG were at risk for worse short ‐term secondary postoperative outcomes and reduced long‐term survival. The data supports the need for further investigation for risk reduction surrounding operative revascularization.
Source: Journal of Cardiac Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research
AbstractThe first successful human heart transplantation was reported on 3 December 1967, by Christiaan Barnard in South Africa. Since then this life ‐saving procedure has been performed in over 120 000 patients. A limitation to the performance of this procedure is the availability of donor hearts with as many as 20% of patients dying before a donor's heart is available for transplant. Today, hearts for transplantation are procured from indiv iduals experiencing donation after brain death (DBD). Interestingly, this, however, was not always the case as the first heart transplants occurred after circulatory dea...
Source: Journal of Cardiac Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: REVIEW ARTICLE Source Type: research
AbstractCoarctation is rare in patients over 50 years of age; however, if present, it can be associated with complex intracardiac pathologies and represent a formidable surgical challenge. Herein, we report a single ‐stage approach for surgical repair of coarctation associated with aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valve pathology using an ascending‐to‐descending aortic bypass with posterior pericardial access.
Source: Journal of Cardiac Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
We describe the clinical outcomes of adults who received ECMO in septic shock.MethodsWe retrospectively studied adults supported on veno-arterial or veno-venous modes of ECMO with septic shock at the time of cannulation from 1/1/2009-12/31/2016 at a quaternary medical center in the United States. The primary outcome was rate of survival to hospital discharge and time to survival using Kaplan-Meier survival estimates. We analyzed survival by mode, previous cardiac arrest and timing of cannulation (
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe impact of parental suggestions of coping strategies and emotion regulation difficulties during emerging adulthood indicate that parents continue to be an important point of intervention as individuals’ transition to adulthood.
Source: Journal of Adolescence - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 February 2020Source: LWTAuthor(s): Jennifer V. Félix-Medina, Julio Montes-Ávila, Cuauhtémoc Reyes-Moreno, J. Xiomara K. Perales-Sánchez, Mario A. Gómez-Favela, Ernesto Aguilar-Palazuelos, Roberto Gutiérrez-DoradoAbstractSnacks directly expanded (second-generation) are trendy in the market, but considered products of poor nutritional due to usually made with corn starch. In this research, optimization of the extrusion process variables and the bean flour inclusion level was carried out to develop optimized expanded snacks (OES) with high nutriti...
Source: LWT Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 February 2020Source: Food Quality and PreferenceAuthor(s): Hannah Danner, Luisa MenapaceAbstractConsumer beliefs play an important role in explaining consumer behavior. This exploratory study aims at building an inventory of consumer beliefs about organic food. To reach this objective, we conducted a content analysis of online comments about organic food posted on news websites and forums in German-speaking countries (n=1,094) and the United States (n=1,069). Such user-generated content has emerged as an abundant source of insight for consumer research, although very little has been ex...
Source: Food Quality and Preference - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
ConclusionUA leads to disruption of Rac1 and Pak1 activity with subsequent actin depolymerization and migration. Thus, use of dietary UA in cancer prevention or as adjuvant therapy is promising.
Source: Molecular Nutrition and Food Research - Category: Food Science Authors: Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 February 2020Source: Journal of Forensic and Legal MedicineAuthor(s): Roger W. ByardAbstractIn previous years individuals with tattoos were thought to have a higher rate of mental illness and risk taking behaviour. With the widespread adoption of tattoos in Western countries in recent years this negative association has been questioned. An issue which arises, however, is that “tattooing” is a heterogeneous activity that covers a wide spectrum of designs and motivations. To examine the characteristics of individuals presenting to medicolegal autopsy with “expletive tat...
Source: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine - Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: research
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