It has been shown earlier that antagonizing angiotensin II type I receptor (AT1R) expression may prolong mammalian life span. Further, it has been shown that disruption of AT1R (AGTR1) gene results in marked prolongation of mammalian lifespan.
From research findings to therapeutic opportunity:
This study suggests, for the first time, that Extracorporeal shockwave therapy, by increasing the expression of its target genes, it may decrease the expression of AT1R.
And, thereby, it may: (1) decrease blood pressure; (2) decrease blood sugar levels; (3) inhibit pulmonary fibrosis; (4) enhance bacterial immunity; (5) inhibit myocardial infarction; (6) increase telomerase expression, and decelerate ageing process; and (7) extend the lifespan of an individual.
Thus, physicians/gerontologists may consider encouraging their patients to undergo Extracorporeal shockwave therapy to lead a healthy and long-life. Taken together, Extracorporeal shockwave therapy may be used to extend the lifespan of an individual (Figure 1).
Details of the research findings:
Idea Proposed/Formulated by:
Dr L Boominathan Ph.D.
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Undisclosed mechanistic information: How does Extracorporeal shockwave therapy suppress the expression of angiotensin II type I receptor (AT1R)?
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Citation: Boominathan, L., Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for Lifespan extension: Extracorporeal shockwave therapy prolongs mammalian life span via down regulation of angiotensin II type I receptor (AT1R), 22/June/2017, 11.32 pm, Genome-2-Bio-Medicine Discovery center (GBMD), http://genomediscovery.org
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