International Cell Senescence Association
The association aims to promote research, co-operation and exchange of information among all those interested in any aspect of cellular senescence.
Cellular senescence is a programmed state of stable cell cycle arrest that is accompanied by a complex phenotype. Senescent cells play a role in physiological processes such as tumour suppression, wound healing and embryonic development, whilst paradoxically they can contribute to ageing, cancer and age-related disease.
As such, the field of cellular senescence represents a multidisiplinary research topic.
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Members Featured Articles
The Jekyll and Hyde of Senescence in Cancer: TIMP1 Controls the Switch from Tumor-Controlling to Tumor-Promoting Senescence
Sabela Da Silva-Álvarez, Manuel Collado
Cellular senescence is a response with two faces in cancer: it restricts tumor proliferation, but it can also promote cancer progression and metastasis. In this issue of Cancer Cell, Guccini et al. uncover the role of TIMP1 in prostate cancer allowing a switch from tumor-controlling to tumor-promoting senescence.
Cancer Cell, Volume 39, Issue 1, 11 January 2021, Pages 68-82.e9
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Paper of the Month
NAD+boosting reduces age-associated amyloidosis and restores mitochondrial homeostasis in muscle
Mario Romani, Vincenzo Sorrentino, Chang-Myung Oh, Hao Li, Tanes Imamura de Lima, Hongbo Zhang, Minho Shong, and Johan Auwerx
Aging is characterized by loss of proteostasis and mitochondrial homeostasis. Here, we provide bio-informatic evidence of dysregulation of mitochondrial and proteostasis pathways in muscle aging anddiseases. Moreover, we show accumulation of amyloid-like deposits and mitochondrial dysfunction duringnatural aging in the body wall muscle ofC.elegans, in human primary myotubes, and in mouse skeletal mus-cle, partially phenocopying inclusion body myositis (IBM). Importantly, NAD+homeostasis is critical tocontrol age-associated muscle amyloidosis. Treatment of either aged N2 worms, a nematode model of am-yloid-beta muscle proteotoxicity, human aged myotubes, or old mice with the NAD+boosters nicotinamideriboside (NR) and olaparib (AZD) increases mitochondrial function and muscle homeostasis while attenuatingamyloid accumulation. Hence, our data reveal that age-related amyloidosis is a contributing factor to mito-chondrial dysfunction and that both are features of the aging muscle that can be ameliorated by NAD+meta-bolism-enhancing approaches, warranting further clinical studies.
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and Biomedicine, Barcelona,
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, Oxford, UK
Steering Committee Members
University Hospital Tübingen,
Health Research Institute of Santiago de Compostela,
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin (CVK), and Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine, Berlin, German
University of London,
University of Groningen,
Royal Melbourne Hospital
University of Melbourne,
Département de biochimie
Faculté de Médecine
Université de Montréal
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