Investigations on possible links between hematological parameters and longevity are nearly absent. We tested the hypothesis that a fast rate of erythropoiesis, causing an earlier aging of the hematopoietic stem cells pool, contributes to a shorter lifespan. With this aim, we employed a new quantity, daily produced red blood cells per gram of body mass, as a measure of mass-specific rate of erythropoiesis. We found that among mammals rate of erythropoiesis and maximum lifespan are significantly correlated, independently from mass residuals. This seems to be confirmed also by intra-species comparisons and, although with limited data, by the significant correlation of rate of erythropoiesis and rate of telomere shortening in leukocytes (a proxy for hematopoietic stem cell telomere shortening). In our view, this may give a link of causality between rate of erythropoiesis and maximum lifespan. Further studies could test a similar hypothesis also for other kinds of stem cells.

Udroiu, I., Sgura, A. (2019). Rates of erythropoiesis in mammals and their relationship with lifespan and hematopoietic stem cells aging. BIOGERONTOLOGY [10.1007/s10522-019-09804-7].

Rates of erythropoiesis in mammals and their relationship with lifespan and hematopoietic stem cells aging

Udroiu, Ion
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Sgura, Antonella
2019-01-01

Abstract

Investigations on possible links between hematological parameters and longevity are nearly absent. We tested the hypothesis that a fast rate of erythropoiesis, causing an earlier aging of the hematopoietic stem cells pool, contributes to a shorter lifespan. With this aim, we employed a new quantity, daily produced red blood cells per gram of body mass, as a measure of mass-specific rate of erythropoiesis. We found that among mammals rate of erythropoiesis and maximum lifespan are significantly correlated, independently from mass residuals. This seems to be confirmed also by intra-species comparisons and, although with limited data, by the significant correlation of rate of erythropoiesis and rate of telomere shortening in leukocytes (a proxy for hematopoietic stem cell telomere shortening). In our view, this may give a link of causality between rate of erythropoiesis and maximum lifespan. Further studies could test a similar hypothesis also for other kinds of stem cells.
2019
Udroiu, I., Sgura, A. (2019). Rates of erythropoiesis in mammals and their relationship with lifespan and hematopoietic stem cells aging. BIOGERONTOLOGY [10.1007/s10522-019-09804-7].
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