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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2017 Jul-Aug;55(4):490-497.

[Cellular senescence as a common denominator in age-related diseases].

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Departamento de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Iztapalapa, Ciudad de México, México.


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Cellular senescence has been traditionally characterized by cell cycle arrest of pot-mitotic cells as a response to a cellular damage. Now is known that senescent cells secret a diverse array of cytokines, chemokines, growth factors and other that altogether are called senescence associates secretory phenotype (SASP), which might have beneficial or deleterious effects on neighbor cells. This review describes those effects as well as the relationship between the SASP and several age related diseases. We also analyze the direction that recent investigations are turning in order to modulate or avoid the effect of the SASP in those pathologies.


Aging; Cancer; Cytokines; Senescence

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