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NLRP3 inflammasome inhibition by MCC950 in aged mice improves health via enhanced autophagy and PPARα activity.

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Summary of "NLRP3 inflammasome inhibition by MCC950 in aged mice improves health via enhanced autophagy and PPARα activity."

The NLRP3 inflammasome has emerged as an important regulator of metabolic disorders and age-associated diseases as reported in NLRP3 deficient mice. Here we asked whether in old mice C57BL6J the NLRP3 inflammasome inhibitor MCC950 is able to attenuate age- assocociated metabolic syndrome providing health benefits. We report that MCC950 attenuates metabolic and hepatic dysfunction in aged mice. MCC950 inhibited the Pi3K/AKT/mTOR pathway, and enhanced autophagy and activated peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARα) in vivo and in vitro. The data suggest that MCC950 mediates the protective effects by mTOR inhibiton activating autophagy and PPARα. In conclusion, pharmacological inhibition of NLRP3 in aged mice has a significant impact on health. Thus, NLRP3 may be a therapeutic target of human age-associated metabolic syndrome.

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Name: The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences
ISSN: 1758-535X
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