Senolytic compounds may be able to reverse the effects of aging

Manuel Serrano, researcher at IRB Barcelona
Manuel Serrano, researcher at IRB Barcelona

The newspaper Entre Mayores has published an interview with Manuel Serrano, ICREA researcher and head of the Cell Plasticity and Disease Lab at IRB Barcelona, about senolytic compounds, which may be able to reverse the effects of aging.

Experimental research on animals to date has demonstrated that tissue health can be enhanced by eliminating senescent cells. This discovery has led many research groups to search for compounds with the capacity to selectively kill these cells. Although still in experimental stages, some drugs can remove these cells and, consequently, improve age-associated health conditions. “These drugs would in a certain way complete the tissue repair process by removing senescent cells,” says Serrano. 

Link to: Entre Mayores