Mechanisms of ageing and development

Publisher: Elsevier

Journal description

Current impact factor: 3.51

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 3.51
2012 Impact Factor 3.264
2011 Impact Factor 3.439
2010 Impact Factor 4.857
2009 Impact Factor 4.179
2008 Impact Factor 3.915
2007 Impact Factor 4.308
2006 Impact Factor 3.846
2005 Impact Factor 2.812
2004 Impact Factor 2.866
2003 Impact Factor 3.214
2002 Impact Factor 2.867
2001 Impact Factor 1.841
2000 Impact Factor 1.897
1999 Impact Factor 1.788
1998 Impact Factor 1.583
1997 Impact Factor 1.143
1996 Impact Factor 0.89
1995 Impact Factor 1.182
1994 Impact Factor 1.124
1993 Impact Factor 1.349
1992 Impact Factor 1.571

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 3.91
Cited half-life 6.70
Immediacy index 0.63
Eigenfactor 0.02
Article influence 1.36
ISSN 1872-6216

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    ABSTRACT: In the context of the MARK-AGE study, anthropometric, clinical and social data as well as samples of venous blood, buccal mucosal cells and urine were systematically collected from 3337 volunteers. Information from about 500 standardised questions and about 500 analysed biomarkers needed to be documented per individual. On the one hand handling with such a vast amount of data necessitates the use of appropriate informatics tools and the establishment of a database. On the other hand personal information on subjects obtained as a result of such studies has, of course, to be kept confidential, and therefore the investigators must ensure that the subjects' anonymity will be maintained. Such secrecy obligation implies a well-designed and secure system for data storage. In order to fulfil the demands of the MARK-AGE study we established a phenotypic database for storing information on the study subjects by using a doubly coded system. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
    Mechanisms of ageing and development 03/2015; 32. DOI:10.1016/j.mad.2015.03.005
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    ABSTRACT: Genes which confer a relative longevity advantage may be regulated at the level of transcription or translation. Alternatively, pro-longevity genes may mediate their effects at the level of protein structure-functional relationships that are beneficially optimized in long-lived species. Longevity associated genes (LAGs) may be operationally defined as genes that confer beneficial effects and are relatively more conserved among long-lived species. Global and local protein sequence alignments of over 10,000 genes across at least 30 mammalian species were examined to identify LAGs. Known LAGs, including growth hormone receptor (GHR), and breast cancer 1, early onset (BRCA1), have strong associations with maximum lifespan by our analysis. Several common categories of protein function were observed among genes ranked with the strongest associations with MLS identified by all regression models. These genes included those that function in the immune system, cell cycle regulation, and DNA damage response. We provide a ranking of genes with the strongest associations with species maximum lifespan (MLS) by several phylogenetic generalized least squares regression models, including adjustment for confounding variables such as body weight and gestation length. Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
    Mechanisms of ageing and development 03/2015; 146-148. DOI:10.1016/j.mad.2015.03.004
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    ABSTRACT: p53 and NF-κB are key transcription factors in regulating the gene expression program of cellular and organismal senescence. PPM1B is a member of the protein phosphatase 2 C family and plays a role in negatively regulating p53 and NF-κB thereby possibly attenuating the gene expression program of cellular senescence. Here, possible involvement of PPM1B in replicative senescence has been investigated using the in vitro aging model of IMR-90 cells. PPM1B protein levels are progressively decreased in a replicative age-dependent manner. Importantly, PPM1B depletion induces a robust senescence phenotype as evidenced by significant growth arrest and senescence marker expression. Given that PPM1B depletion-induced senescence is partially rescued by inactivating p38 MAPK, our results identify PPM1B as a critical regulator of both p38 MAPK-dependent and -independent senescence pathways during normal cellular aging process.
    Mechanisms of ageing and development 06/2014; DOI:10.1016/j.mad.2014.03.003
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    ABSTRACT: Does aging in itself lead to alteration in adrenocortical mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation? Mitochondria from Fischer 344 (F344) rats (6 and 24 months old), Brown Norway rats (6 and 32 months old) and F344-Brown Norway hybrid rats (6 and 30 months old) were compared. Mitochondria were isolated from extirpated adrenal cortex. The yields of mitochondria were quantitatively similar in all rat strains irrespective of age. In order to assess the activity of each mitochondrial complex, several different substrates were tested and the rate of oxidative phosphorylation measured. Aging does not affect mitochondrial activity except in the F344 rat adrenal cortex where the maximal ADP-stimulated oxidative phosphorylation decreased with age. We hypothesize that impaired synthesis of steroid hormones by the adrenal cortex with age in F344 rats might be due to decreased adrenocortical mitochondrial oxidative phosphorylation. We conclude that aging results in adrenocortical mitochondria effects that are non-uniform across different rat strains.
    Mechanisms of ageing and development 01/2014; DOI:10.1016/j.mad.2014.01.009
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    Mechanisms of ageing and development 01/2014; DOI:10.1016/j.mad.2014.01.006
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    ABSTRACT: Increasing age involves a number of detrimental changes in the cardiovascular system and particularly on the large arteries. It deteriorates vascular integrity and leads to increased vascular stiffness entailing hypertension with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The consequences of continuous oxidative stress and damages to biomolecules include altered gene expression, genomic instability, mutations, loss of cell division and cellular responses to increased stress. Many studies have been performed in aged C57BL/6 mice; however, analyses of the age-related changes that occur at a gene expression level and transcriptional profile in vascular tissue have not been elucidated in depth. To determine the changes of the vascular transcriptome, we conducted gene expression microarray experiments on aortas of adult and old mice, in which age-related vascular dysfunction was confirmed by increased stiffness and associated systolic hypertension. Our results highlight differentially expressed genes overrepresented in Gene Ontology categories. Molecular interaction and reaction pathways involved in vascular functions and disease, within the transforming growth factor-beta (TGF-β) pathway, the renin-angiotensin system and the detoxification systems are displayed. Our results provide insight to an altered gene-expression profile related to age, thus offering useful clues to counteract or prevent vascular aging and its detrimental consequences.
    Mechanisms of ageing and development 01/2014; DOI:10.1016/j.mad.2014.01.001