Connective tissue shows peculiar and complex age-related modifications, which can be, at least in part, responsible for altered functions and increased susceptibility to diseases. Food restriction has long been known to prolong life in rodents, having antiaging effects on a variety of physiologic and pathologic processes. Therefore, the aorta has been investigated in rats fed normal or hypocaloric diet, from weaning to senescence. Compared with controls, caloric-restricted animals showed less pronounced age-dependent alterations such as elastic fiber degradation, collagen accumulation and cellular modifications. Immunocytochemical analyses revealed that elastic fibers were positively labelled for biglycan, decorin, ApoB100 (LDL), ApoAl (HDL) and elastase and that the intensity of the reactions was time- and diet-dependent, With age, the major changes affecting aortic elastic fibers were increased positivity for decorin, LDL and elastase, Compared with age-matched normal fed rats, caloric restricted animals revealed lower content of LDL, decorin and elastase and higher positivity for HDL. These data suggest that a caloric restricted diet might influence the aging process of the arterial wall in rats, delaying the appearance of age-related degenerative features, such as structural alterations of cells and matrix and modified interactions of elastin with cells and with other extracellular matrix molecules.
|Anno di pubblicazione:||1999|
|Titolo:||The effect of caloric restriction on the aortic tissue of aging rats|
|Autore/i:||C. Fornieri; F. Taparelli; D. Quaglino; MB Contri; JM Davidson; S. Algeri; IP Ronchetti|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000080699500010|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-0032995525|
|Citazione:||The effect of caloric restriction on the aortic tissue of aging rats / C. Fornieri; F. Taparelli; D. Quaglino; MB Contri; JM Davidson; S. Algeri; IP Ronchetti. - In: CONNECTIVE TISSUE RESEARCH. - ISSN 0300-8207. - STAMPA. - 40(1999), pp. 131-143.|
|Tipologia||Articolo su rivista|
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