Current Aspects on the Therapeutics of Aging, Cellular Senescence and Neurodegenerative Diseases

A special issue of Biomedicines (ISSN 2227-9059). This special issue belongs to the section "Neurobiology and Clinical Neuroscience".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 45

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Aging is an inevitable  process causing deteriorations in brain function. The aging process is described by the buildup of senescent cells and a decline in the ability to maintain essential homeostatic functions. An accumulation of damaged proteins, inflammation and cell death have all been linked to cellular aging, which has been linked with the development of neurodegenerative disorders. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an age-associated neurodegenerative disease (ND) which impairs memory and cognition, and affects behavioral and social activities. AD is the most common brain disease in the world, affecting 4–8% of the elderly population worldwide. Prevalence studies indicate that the global AD population will proliferate to 114 million by 2050. Increasing evidence has proved that autophagy–lysosomal pathway deficiency plays key roles in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD) manifested by memory loss. At present, exploring cellular senescence as a potential therapeutic target for addressing neurodegenerative diseases has increasingly received the attention of researchers. Despite a plethora of laboratory as well as clinical research, there is a dearth of effective medicine. Therefore, it poses great challenges for researchers in the scientific community and medical experts to tackle the unresolved problems of disease pathogenesis and therapeutics for aging, cellular senescence and neurodegenerative diseases. Among the most promising strategies for drug discovery is employing traditional herbal medicine for the modulation of memory improvement and toxic protein degradation in aging, cellular senescence and neurodegenerative diseases therapy.

Dr. Ashok Iyaswamy
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • therapeutics
  • neurodegenerative diseases
  • aging
  • cellular senescence
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease

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