Rejuvenation Res 2019 Jun;22(3):261-266
1 Panorama Research Institute, Sunnyvale, California.
During human aging, decrease of NAD levels is associated with potentially reversible dysfunction in the liver, kidney, skeletal and cardiac muscle, endothelial cells, and neurons. At the same time, the number of senescent cells, associated with damage or stress that secretes proinflammatory factors (SASP or senescence-associated secretory phenotype), increases with age in many key tissues, including the kidneys, lungs, blood vessels, and brain. Senescent cells are believed to contribute to numerous age-associated pathologies and their elimination by senolytic regimens appears to help in numerous preclinical aging-associated disease models, including those for atherosclerosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, diabetes, and osteoarthritis. Read More