Quest for Bioactive Compounds in Our Diet with Anti-Ageing and Anti-Aggregation Properties†
AbstractAgeing is a complex process affected by both genetic and environmental factors, characterized by a gradual failure of functionality, reduced stress response and resistance, leading to enhanced probability for age-related diseases and mortality. During the last decades, natural compounds have attracted the attention of researchers in the quest of bioactive phytochemicals with anti-ageing properties. For a few of these compounds an extra advantage appears; many of them have been shown to decelerate the progression of age-related diseases with emphasis on aggregation-related diseases. Using the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans along with the replicative senescence model of human primary fibroblasts, we have identified compounds that are part of our diet with anti-oxidation, anti-ageing and anti-aggregation activities. Some of the identified compounds promote their anti-ageing activity through activation of the proteasome, others through the activation of Nrf2 transcription factor, while others through inhibition of glucose transporters (GLUTs). Our work identifies new bioactive compounds with anti-ageing and/or anti-aggregation properties or reveals additional beneficial properties on already known bioactive compounds.
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Papaevgeniou, N.; Panagiotidou, E.; Filippopoulou, K.; Chondrogianni, N. Quest for Bioactive Compounds in Our Diet with Anti-Ageing and Anti-Aggregation Properties. Proceedings 2019, 11, 34.
Papaevgeniou N, Panagiotidou E, Filippopoulou K, Chondrogianni N. Quest for Bioactive Compounds in Our Diet with Anti-Ageing and Anti-Aggregation Properties. Proceedings. 2019; 11(1):34.Chicago/Turabian Style
Papaevgeniou, Nikoletta; Panagiotidou, Eleni; Filippopoulou, Konstantina; Chondrogianni, Niki. 2019. "Quest for Bioactive Compounds in Our Diet with Anti-Ageing and Anti-Aggregation Properties." Proceedings 11, no. 1: 34.
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