Chronic Infections: A Possible Scenario for Autophagy and Senescence Cross-Talk
AbstractMultiple tissues and systems in the organism undergo modifications during aging due to an accumulation of damaged proteins, lipids, and genetic material. To counteract this process, the cells are equipped with specific mechanisms, such as autophagy and senescence. Particularly, the immune system undergoes a process called immunosenescence, giving rise to a chronic inflammatory status of the organism, with a decreased ability to counteract antigens. The obvious result of this process is a reduced defence capacity. Currently, there is evidence that some pathogens are able to accelerate the immunosenescence process for their own benefit. Although to date numerous reports show the autophagy–senescence relationship, or the connection between pathogens with autophagy or senescence, the link between the three actors remains unexplored. In this review, we have summarized current knowledge about important issues related to aging, senescence, and autophagy. View Full-Text
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Aguilera, M.O.; Delgui, L.R.; Romano, P.S.; Colombo, M.I. Chronic Infections: A Possible Scenario for Autophagy and Senescence Cross-Talk. Cells 2018, 7, 162.
Aguilera MO, Delgui LR, Romano PS, Colombo MI. Chronic Infections: A Possible Scenario for Autophagy and Senescence Cross-Talk. Cells. 2018; 7(10):162.Chicago/Turabian Style
Aguilera, Milton O.; Delgui, Laura R.; Romano, Patricia S.; Colombo, María I. 2018. "Chronic Infections: A Possible Scenario for Autophagy and Senescence Cross-Talk." Cells 7, no. 10: 162.
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