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Mini Review
Volume 5 Issue 4 - 2020
Senescence and Diabetes
Nabil Kamal Elnaggar1* and Mohamed Nabil Elnaggar2
1Diabetes, Obesity and Endocrinology Center, HaiAljamea Hospital, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, Lancaster, United Kingdom
*Corresponding Author: Nabil Kamal Elnaggar, Diabetes, Obesity and Endocrinology Center, HaiAljamea Hospital, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Received: February 22,2020; Published: March 16, 2020

It has long been the dream of humanity to regain youth and defeat aging. Research tried for decades to explore the mechanisms of aging and possible ways to intervene therapeutically in order to delay/prevent aging. Senescence is one of the processes by which aging cells can invoke deleterious effects on other cells and remote organs. Cellular senescence could be the missing link between aging and related chronic diseases including diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Senescent cells are in a state of cell cycle arrest but remain metabolically active by secreting inflammatory factors. In this mini-review, we summarize current knowledge on cellular senescence and its secretory phenotype and their mechanistic role, that may help identify potential drug targets for age-related diseases, and treating them as a group, rather than one at a time thereby facilitating healthful life span extension in humans.

Keywords: Senescence; Diabetes; Cardiovascular Diseases


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Citation: Nabil Kamal Elnaggar and Mohamed Nabil Elnaggar. “Senescence and Diabetes”. EC Endocrinology and Metabolic Research 5.4 (2020): 03-08.

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