Peptide targeting senescent cells restores stamina, fur, and kidney function in old mice

March 23rd, 2017 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized

Regular infusions of a peptide that can selectively seek out and destroy broken-down cells that hamper proper tissue renewal, called senescent cells, showed evidence of improving healthspan in naturally aged mice and mice genetically engineered to rapidly age. The proof-of-concept study found that an anti-senescent cell therapy could reverse age-related loss of fur, poor kidney function, and frailty. It is currently being tested whether the approach also extends lifespan.
Source: Medicine Science Daily

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