Progress and trends in the development of therapies for Hutchinson–Gilford progeria syndrome

Wing Fu Lai, Wing Tak Wong

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Hutchinson–Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS) is an autosomal-dominant genetic disease that leads to accelerated aging and often premature death caused by cardiovascular complications. Till now clinical management of HGPS has largely relied on the treatment of manifestations and on the prevention of secondary complications, cure for the disease has not yet been established. Addressing this need cannot only benefit progeria patients but may also provide insights into intervention design for combating physiological aging. By using the systematic review approach, this article revisits the overall progress in the development of strategies for HGPS treatment over the last ten years, from 2010 to 2019. In total, 1,906 articles have been retrieved, of which 56 studies have been included for further analysis. Based on the articles analyzed, the trends in the use of different HGPS models, along with the prevalence, efficiency, and limitations of different reported treatment strategies, have been examined. Emerging strategies for preclinical studies, and possible targets for intervention development, have also been presented as avenues for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere13175
JournalAging Cell
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2020


  • Hutchinson–Gilford progeria syndrome
  • laminopathy
  • premature aging
  • treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing
  • Cell Biology


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