Yahui Kong

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Aging is an intricate phenomenon characterized by progressive decline in physiological functions and increase in mortality that is often accompanied by many pathological diseases. Although aging is almost universally conserved among all organisms, the underlying molecular mechanisms of aging remain largely elusive. Many theories of aging have been proposed,(More)
Senescence is regarded as a physiological response of cells to stress, including telomere dysfunction, aberrant oncogenic activation, DNA damage, and oxidative stress. This stress response has an antagonistically pleiotropic effect to organisms: beneficial as a tumor suppressor, but detrimental by contributing to aging. The emergence of senescence as an(More)
About half of patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) do not respond to or relapse soon after the standard chemotherapy, indicating a critical need to better understand the specific pathways perturbed in DLBCL for developing effective therapeutic approaches. Mice deficient in the E3 ubiquitin ligase Smurf2 spontaneously develop B-cell lymphomas(More)
The age-dependent decline in the self-renewal capacity of stem cells plays a critical role in aging, but the precise mechanisms underlying this decline are not well understood. By limiting proliferative capacity, senescence is thought to play an important role in age-dependent decline of stem cell self-renewal, although direct evidence supporting this(More)
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