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Int Rev Cell Mol Biol. 2016;326:133-74. doi: 10.1016/bs.ircmb.2016.04.003. Epub 2016 May 30.

NF-κB signaling as a driver of ageing.

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1
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Medicine, University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain.
2
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, School of Medicine, University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain. Electronic address: clo@uniovi.es.

Abstract

NF-κB signaling exerts essential roles in immunity and cellular stress responses, regulating many functions related with organism innate defense. Besides, NF-κB altered signaling has been causally linked to ageing and diverse pathological conditions. We discuss herein the functional involvement of this signaling pathway in ageing, visiting recent experimental evidence about NF-κB activation in this complex process, its functional consequences and the novel biological functions raised from these works. Moreover, we discuss ageing intervention strategies based on NF-κB inhibition, which have demonstrated to be effective at delaying and even reverting different ageing manifestations in human and mouse models of both normal and accelerated ageing. Altogether, the current evidence supports that NF-κB activation constitutes a driving force of the ageing process and a preferential target for rejuvenation-aimed approaches.

KEYWORDS:

NF-κB; ageing; inflammation; progeria

PMID:
27572128
DOI:
10.1016/bs.ircmb.2016.04.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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