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Cellular Senescence: Defining a Path Forward

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Diana JurkORCiD, Dr Joao Passos, Professor Thomas von Zglinicki


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© 2019 Elsevier Inc.The cellular state of “senescence” has proven difficult to define, presenting an obstacle for progress in the field. This perspective provides a consensus on the cellular and molecular features of senescence from 26 field leaders.© 2019 Elsevier Inc.Cellular senescence is a cell state implicated in various physiological processes and a wide spectrum of age-related diseases. Recently, interest in therapeutically targeting senescence to improve healthy aging and age-related disease, otherwise known as senotherapy, has been growing rapidly. Thus, the accurate detection of senescent cells, especially in vivo, is essential. Here, we present a consensus from the International Cell Senescence Association (ICSA), defining and discussing key cellular and molecular features of senescence and offering recommendations on how to use them as biomarkers. We also present a resource tool to facilitate the identification of genes linked with senescence, SeneQuest (available at Lastly, we propose an algorithm to accurately assess and quantify senescence, both in cultured cells and in vivo.

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Author(s): Gorgoulis V, Adams PD, Alimonti A, Bennett DC, Bischof O, Bishop C, Campisi J, Collado M, Evangelou K, Ferbeyre G, Gil J, Hara E, Krizhanovsky V, Jurk D, Maier AB, Narita M, Niedernhofer L, Passos JF, Robbins PD, Schmitt CA, Sedivy J, Vougas K, von Zglinicki T, Zhou D, Serrano M, Demaria M

Publication type: Review

Publication status: Published

Journal: Cell

Year: 2019

Volume: 179

Issue: 4

Pages: 813-827

Online publication date: 31/10/2019

Acceptance date: 02/04/2016

ISSN (print): 0092-8674

ISSN (electronic): 1097-4172

Publisher: Cell Press


DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2019.10.005