The interleukin-6 inflammation pathway from cholesterol to aging–role of statins, bisphosphonates and plant polyphenols in aging and age-related diseases.

Auteur(s) :
Omoigui S.
Date :
Mar, 2007
Source(s) :
IMMUN AGEING. #4 p1
Adresse :
Division of Inflammation and Pain Medicine, LA Pain Clinic, 4019 W Rosecrans Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90250, USA. Medicinechief@aol.com

Sommaire de l'article

We describe the inflammation pathway from Cholesterol to Aging. Interleukin 6 mediated inflammation is implicated in age-related disorders including Atherosclerosis, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Osteoporosis, Type 2 Diabetes, Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease and some forms of Arthritis and Cancer. Statins and Bisphosphonates inhibit Interleukin 6 mediated inflammation indirectly through regulation of endogenous cholesterol synthesis and isoprenoid depletion. Polyphenolic compounds found in plants, fruits and vegetables inhibit Interleukin 6 mediated inflammation by direct inhibition of the signal transduction pathway. Therapeutic targets for the control of all the above diseases should include inhibition of Interleukin-6 mediated inflammation.

PMID: 17374166 [PubMed]

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