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Объяснения фактора старения кодовой модуляцией возраста активирующими экзосомальными РНК


Вышло две работы, показывающие возможность объяснения фактора старения кодовой модуляцией возраста активирующими экзосомальными РНК.

1. Стволовые клетки гипоталамуса частично контролируют скорость старения через экзосомальные микроРНК
Hypothalamic stem cells control ageing speed partly through exosomal miRNAs

2. Сборник статей про активирующие РНК, который показывает принципиальную возможность кодовой (матричной) модуляции
RNA Activation


Nature       https://www.nature.com/articles/nature23282      PDF

Hypothalamic stem cells control ageing speed partly through exosomal miRNAs

Received:03 July 2016Accepted:12 June 2017 Published online:26 July 2017


It has been proposed that the hypothalamus helps to control ageing, but the mechanisms responsible remain unclear. Here we develop several mouse models in which hypothalamic stem/progenitor cells that co-express Sox2 and Bmi1 are ablated, as we observed that ageing in mice started with a substantial loss of these hypothalamic cells. Each mouse model consistently displayed acceleration of ageing-like physiological changes or a shortened lifespan. Conversely, ageing retardation and lifespan extension were achieved in mid-aged mice that were locally implanted with healthy hypothalamic stem/progenitor cells that had been genetically engineered to survive in the ageing-related hypothalamic inflammatory microenvironment. Mechanistically, hypothalamic stem/progenitor cells contributed greatly to exosomal microRNAs (miRNAs) in the cerebrospinal fluid, and these exosomal miRNAs declined during ageing, whereas central treatment with healthy hypothalamic stem/progenitor cell-secreted exosomes led to the slowing of ageing. In conclusion, ageing speed is substantially controlled by hypothalamic stem cells, partially through the release of exosomal miRNAs.


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This study was supported by NIH R01 DK078750, AG031774, HL113180 and DK099136 (D.C.).


Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Diabetes Research Center, Institute of Aging, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York 10461, USA

    • Yalin Zhang
    • Min Soo Kim
    • Baosen Jia
    • Jingqi Yan
    • Juan Pablo Zuniga-Hertz
    • Cheng Han
    • Dongsheng Cai


Y.Z., M.S.K., J.Y. and C.H. performed hypothalamic injections and cell implantation; Y.Z. performed immunostaining, cloning, virus production and CSF sampling; M.S.K. performed behavioural experiments and exosome treatment; B.J. performed cell culture, exosome and miRNA characterization; J.Y. performed lifespan follow-up and initial behavioural and miRNA analysis; J.P.Z.-H. performed cell culture and imaging; D.C. conceived the hypothesis, designed and organized the study and wrote the paper.

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Correspondence to Dongsheng Cai.

Reviewer Information Nature thanks K. Jin, T. Wyss-Coray and the other anonymous reviewer(s) for their contribution to the peer review of this work.

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    Ageing-related physiology and histology in C57BL/6 mice.

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    Viral injection and additional information on TK1/GCV model.

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    Ablation of htNSCs in hypothalamic third ventricular wall by DTR/diphtheria toxin.

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    Assessing exosomes secreted by htNSCs.

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    Additional assessments on secreted exosomes from htNSCs.

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    Small RNA bio-analyser assay of secreted exosomes.

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    Growth factors and cytokines secreted by htNSCs.

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    Effects on htNSCs and animal physiology by Rab27a shRNA.

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    Electron microscopic examination of htNSC-secreted exosomes.

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    Additional information for the anti-ageing models used in this study.

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