Authors: Chien KR; Karsenty G
Abstract: Human aging is characterized by debilitating diseases, including heart failure, cardiac pacemaker defects, muscle wasting, and osteoporosis, in heart, skeletal muscle, and bone. Recent studies are identifying pathways for these aging-related diseases by examining how the process of aging influences tissue-specific progenitors and differentiated cell lineages in these organ systems. These advances form a foundation for new therapeutic strategies to delay the onset of aging-related disorders.Keywords: Bone Diseases, Metabolic/genetics/pathology/*physiopathology; Bone Remodeling/genetics/physiology; Cell Differentiation/genetics/physiology; Cell Lineage/genetics/*physiology; DNA, Mitochondrial/genetics/physiology; Heart Diseases/genetics/pathology/*physiopathology; Humans; Insulin-Like Growth Factor I/genetics/metabolism; Longevity/genetics/*physiology; Muscular Diseases/genetics/pathology/*physiopathology; Mutation/genetics/physiology
Date: March 1, 2005
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Chien KR, Karsenty G (2005) Longevity and lineages: toward the integrative biology of degenerative diseases in heart, muscle, and bone. Cell 120: 533-44.