An anti-aging herbal treatment to aid the dysfunction of mesenchymal stem cells.

The dysfunction of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells participates in the development of diseases such as osteoporosis and other conditions associated with aging. This study reveals that treatment of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells with astragalus polysaccharide, an anti-aging herb in traditional Chinese medicine, can help to remarkably inhibit apoptosis, senescence, and the reduction of mesenchymal stem cells caused by ferric ammonium citrate-induced iron overload.



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