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New details found on the relationship between plasma and aging factors
- December 19, 2019
- Posted by: Wiley M. Wagner
- Category: Science
A previous study regarding the identification of the potential relationship between aging and the state of blood plasma demonstrated many interesting features, some of which are directly related to the so-called chronological points of aging. That is how scientists from several US universities involved in this study identified three age thresholds during which fundamental changes occur in the human body associated with the state of blood plasma and blood proteins. So today, a joint team of specialists presented some additional research results, identifying specific markers of aging.
In particular, they compiled a new comparative table of the study, which placed the cases of 2,858 research volunteers, in each of whom they monitored the state of blood plasma and the so-called plasma proteomic clock – a theoretical concept that explains these changes. Then they selected certain similar markers of changes in blood plasma and applied this information to the remaining group of volunteers in the amount of 1,500 people – it turned out that absolutely all people experience the same changes in the state of plasma at the same age, with an error of up to a couple years.
Moreover, it became known that scientists were able to identify 373 specific proteins in the blood, which play the role of not only markers, but also regulators of plasma changes – and this may mean that the artificial influence on them from the side can somewhat slow down the process physical aging, ceteris paribus, the biological cycle of plasma blood cells.
In any case, an updated study focuses on some of the most significant moments and features of such physical aging and the associated complex of plasma changes in human blood. It is expected that very soon the team of scientists will present a new stage of the study, which will be based more on comparisons with other similar studies aimed at detecting the relationship of aging and plasma.