HIV Therapy May to Help Stop ‘Jumping Gene’ Linked to Inflammation Associated with Aging

HIV Therapy May to Help Stop ‘Jumping Gene’ Linked to Inflammation Associated with Aging
HIV therapies that block an enzyme that is essential for viruses to replicate, called reverse transcriptase, may offer a new way of treating age-related disorders like Alzheimer’s, a study suggests. The study, “L1 drives IFN in senescent cells and promotes age-associated inflammation,” was published in the journal Nature. Retrotransposon elements (RTE) work like "jumping genes" that are able to copy themselves and move around a cell’s chromosomes. Once these jumping genes insert into a new place in the DNA, they can modify and induce errors in nearby genes leading to genomic instability.
Subscribe or to access all post and page content.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *