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In this review we discuss the current knowledge on Biomarkers of Aging (BoAs) in the context of human diseases and their value as predictive or prognostic markers. The vast majority of studies using BoAs in a clinical context have been undertaken by determining telomere length in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs), whereas the expression of cell cycle inhibitors and an increase in advanced glycation end products (AGEs) have rarely been used. Here we summarize the impact of BoAs on non-oncological, hematological, cardiovascular, metabolic, renal and neurological diseases, as well as on overall survival. The specific methodologies utilized are described and evaluated for their high-throughput potential.
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Publication date: September 1, 2009
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Current Medicinal Chemistry covers all the latest and outstanding developments in medicinal chemistry and rational drug design. Each issue contains a series of timely in-depth reviews written by leaders in the field covering a range of the current topics in medicinal chemistry. Current Medicinal Chemistry is an essential journal for every medicinal chemist who wishes to be kept informed and up-to-date with the latest and most important developments.