Biosensor technology in aging research and age-related diseases

Yulong He, Yuehong Wu, Anuja Mishra, Victor Acha, Thomas Andrews, Peter J Hornsby

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Abstract

Cell- and tissue-based biosensors comprise genetically engineered proteins that are incorporated into cells ex vivo or into cells of tissues in vivo. They enable the investigator to sense levels of hormones, drugs, or toxins, continuously and noninvasively, using biophotonics or other physical principles, and could potentially be used over the entire lifespan of an experimental animal. The present work reviews the state of the art of cell- and tissue-based biosensors and discusses how they could be of value in aging research. Examples of recently developed biosensors are given, including those that detect levels of a cytokine (TNFα) and drugs (activators of the mTOR pathway). Finally, we discuss the hurdles that would have to be overcome for biosensor technology to be used in humans in monitoring health status and disease treatment in late life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalAgeing Research Reviews
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2012

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Biosensing Techniques
Biosensors
Aging of materials
Technology
Tissue
Research
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Health Status
Animals
Research Personnel
Health
Hormones
Cytokines
Monitoring
Proteins

Keywords

  • Biophotonics
  • Biosensors
  • Lifespan
  • Luciferases
  • MTOR
  • TNFα

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aging
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neurology

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He, Y., Wu, Y., Mishra, A., Acha, V., Andrews, T., & Hornsby, P. J. (2012). Biosensor technology in aging research and age-related diseases. Ageing Research Reviews, 11(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arr.2011.11.004

Biosensor technology in aging research and age-related diseases. / He, Yulong; Wu, Yuehong; Mishra, Anuja; Acha, Victor; Andrews, Thomas; Hornsby, Peter J.

In: Ageing Research Reviews, Vol. 11, No. 1, 01.2012, p. 1-9.

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He, Y, Wu, Y, Mishra, A, Acha, V, Andrews, T & Hornsby, PJ 2012, 'Biosensor technology in aging research and age-related diseases', Ageing Research Reviews, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arr.2011.11.004
He, Yulong ; Wu, Yuehong ; Mishra, Anuja ; Acha, Victor ; Andrews, Thomas ; Hornsby, Peter J. / Biosensor technology in aging research and age-related diseases. In: Ageing Research Reviews. 2012 ; Vol. 11, No. 1. pp. 1-9.
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