Sara Ruga - Aging Project UniUPO

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Academic Year: AA 2019-2020

Curriculum: Phisiopathology of aging

Tutor: Claudio Molinari, Nicoletta Filigheddu

Research Topic

Aging is accompanied by the deregulation of trophic hormones and dysmetabolic conditions that can be implied in the onset of sarcopenia and osteoporosis. Unfortunately, pharmacological treatment with specific hormones has often been useless, suggesting to study the molecular mechanism at the basis of their biological actions in order to find a new strategy to counteract this condition. In addition, age-associated pathology is marked by metabolic abnormalities, impaired antioxidant mechanism and decreased mitochondrial disfunction that can be likely enhanced also by active ingredients from plants used in traditional medicine as invigorating remedies with anti-aging properties, whose direct biological action on muscle and bone need to be investigated.

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