It has been proposed that age reprogramming enables old cells to be rejuvenated without passage through an embryonicstage (Singh and Zacouto in J. Biosci. 35 315–319, 2010). As such, age reprogramming stands apart from the inducedpluripotent stem (iPS) and nuclear transfer-embryonic stem (NT-ES) cell therapies where histo-compatible cells are producedonly after passage through an embryonic stage. It avoids many of the disadvantages associated with iPS and NT-EScell therapies. Experimental evidence in support of age reprogramming is burgeoning. Here, we discuss possible newapproaches to enhance age reprogramming, which will have considerable benefits for regenerative therapies.
Volume 44 | Issue 5
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