Possible new antiaging strategies related to neuroendocrine-immune interactions

Eugenio Mocchegiani, Marco Malavolta

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The aging process demonstrates gradual and spontaneous changes, resulting in maturation through childhood, puberty and young adulthood, and then decline through middle and late age. However, animals and humans are capable of reaching the extreme limit of life span characteristic for the species with a very efficient network of antiaging mechanisms. Among them, neuroendocrine-immune interactions play a pivotal role. The loss of the capacity of the organism in remodeling the neuroendocrine-immune response leads to the appearance of age-associated pathologies. We herein report some substances which can be proposed as new antiaging strategies because of their capacity to remodel some biological functions in old animals and humans. These substances are: L-deprenyl, leptin, ghrelin, carnosine and NO donors. Their role as possible antiaging strategies in healthy people in relation to neuroendocrine-immune responses and zinc ion bioavailability is reported and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-350
Number of pages7
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008


  • Antiaging strategies
  • Carnosine
  • Ghrelin
  • L-deprenyl
  • Leptin
  • Neuroendocrine-immune interactions
  • NO donors
  • Zinc

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Immunology
  • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
  • Neurology


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