Telomere Science Library

Publications, Presentations, and Videos
about the Nobel-Prize Winning Science of Telomere Biology

Effects of aging on renal function and regenerative capacity.

Authors: Emaad M EM. Abdel-Rahman, Mark D MD. Okusa
Published: 09/24/2014, Nephron. Clinical practice


Along with the increase in aging of our population, the proportion of older patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is on the rise as a result of the accumulation of comorbidities as well as biological processes associated with aging. Older patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) comprise an increasing proportion of patients with CKD/ESRD as well. In this review, we will discuss biological processes of aging that predispose patients to AKI and CKD.

2014 S. Karger AG, Basel.
PubMed Full Text