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Understanding how we age: insights into inflammaging

Overview of attention for article published in Longevity & Healthspan, May 2013
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)

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Understanding how we age: insights into inflammaging
Published in
Longevity & Healthspan, May 2013
DOI 10.1186/2046-2395-2-8
Pubmed ID

Daniel Baylis, David B Bartlett, Harnish P Patel, Helen C Roberts


Inflammaging is characterized by the upregulation of the inflammatory response that occurs with advancing age; its roots are strongly embedded in evolutionary theory.Inflammaging is believed to be a consequence of a remodelling of the innate and acquired immune system, resulting in chronic inflammatory cytokine production.Complex interrelated genetic, environmental and age-related factors determine an individual's vulnerability or resilience to inflammaging. These factors include polymorphisms to the promoter regions of cytokines, cytokine receptors and antagonists, age-related decreases in autophagy and increased adiposity. Anti-inflammaging describes the upregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary axis in response to inflammaging, leading to higher levels of cortisol, which in turn may be detrimental, contributing to less successful ageing and frailty. This may be countered by the adrenal steroid dehydroepiandrosterone, which itself declines with age, leaving certain individuals more vulnerable. Inflammaging and anti-inflammaging have both been linked with a number of age-related outcomes, including chronic morbidity, functional decline and mortality. This important area of research offers unique insights into the ageing process and the potential for screening and targeted interventions.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
United States 2 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 289 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 59 20%
Student > Bachelor 55 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 42 14%
Researcher 40 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 21 7%
Other 52 18%
Unknown 28 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 73 25%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 54 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 53 18%
Immunology and Microbiology 18 6%
Neuroscience 10 3%
Other 52 18%
Unknown 37 12%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 24. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 March 2018.
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