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Mech Ageing Dev. 2010 Jun;131(6):415-21. doi: 10.1016/j.mad.2010.06.003. Epub 2010 Jun 17.

Reactive oxygen species produced in mitochondria are involved in age-dependent changes of hematopoietic and mesenchymal progenitor cells in mice. A study with the novel mitochondria-targeted antioxidant SkQ1.

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National Hematological Research Center, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation.

Abstract

Lifelong treatment of mice with the effective mitochondria-targeted antioxidant SkQ1 [10-(6'-plastoquinonyl) decyltriphenylphosphonium] does not affect hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) and more differentiated hematopoietic progenitors but significantly decelerates age-dependent changes in peripheral blood. During the first 13 months, SkQ1 (0.9 or 28.8 nmol/kg day) prevents age-dependent myeloid shift (increase in the proportion of granulocytes and decrease in the proportion of lymphocytes). During the next year of treatment the effect disappears, and the hemogram of 2-year-old treated mice does not differ from the control. The number of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) in the bone marrow does not change during 2 years of treatment with SkQ1, but the concentration of MSC progeny fibroblast colony-forming units (CFU-F) increases with dose of SkQ1. The concentration of CFU-F after 1 and 2 years treatment with SkQ1 is twice higher than in young mice. Our data indicate that the stromal environment of hematopoietic cells could be the primary target of age-dependent changes mediated by reactive oxygen species produced in mitochondria. The anti-aging effects of SkQ1 described here are in perfect agreement with the inhibitory effects of this antioxidant on aging observed in the other models.

PMID:
20600239
DOI:
10.1016/j.mad.2010.06.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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