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Editors' Choice Articles

The editors have selected their choice articles from those published in The Journals of Gerontology, Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences. These represent papers that the editors see as providing an especially significant contribution to the field.

The editors' choice articles will be freely available online to read.

Aging-Induced Dysregulation of Dicer1-Dependent MicroRNA Expression Impairs Angiogenic Capacity of Rat Cerebromicrovascular Endothelial Cells
Zoltan Ungvari, Zsuzsanna Tucsek, Danuta Sosnowska, Peter Toth, Tripti Gautam, Andrej Podlutsky, Agnes Csiszar, Gyorgy Losonczy, M. Noa Valcarcel-Ares, William E. Sonntag, and Anna Csiszar
Volume 68, Issue 8 August 2013

Assessing the Temporal Relationship Between Cognition and Gait: Slow Gait Predicts Cognitive Decline in the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging
Michelle M. Mielke, Rosebud O. Roberts, Rodolfo Savica, Ruth Cha, Dina I. Drubach, Teresa Christianson, Vernon S. Pankratz, Yonas E. Geda, Mary M. Machulda, Robert J. Ivnik, David S. Knopman, Bradley F. Boeve, Walter A. Rocca, and Ronald C. Petersen
Volume 68, Issue 8 August 2013

Long-Term Supplementation With a Cystine-Based Antioxidant Delays Loss of Muscle Mass in Aging
Indrani Sinha-Hikim, Amiya P. Sinha-Hikim, Meher Parveen, Ruoqing Shen, Rudrani Goswami, Peter Tran, Albert Crum, and Keith C. Norris
Volume 68, Issue 7, July 2013

Mobility After Hospital Discharge as a Marker for 30-Day Readmission
Steve R. Fisher, Yong-Fang Kuo, Gulshan Sharma, Mukaila A. Raji, Amit Kumar, James S. Goodwin, Glenn V. Ostir, and Kenneth J. Ottenbacher
Volume 68, Issue 7, July 2013

Long-term Aerobic Exercise Is Associated With Greater Muscle Strength Throughout the Life Span
Justin D. Crane, Lauren G. MacNeil, and Mark A. Tarnopolsky
Volume 68, Issue 6, June 2013

Cardiometabolic Risk After Weight Loss and Subsequent Weight Regain in Overweight and Obese Postmenopausal Women
Daniel P. Beavers, Kristen M. Beavers, Mary F. Lyles, and Barbara J. Nicklas
Volume 68, Issue 6, June 2013

Reexamining the Association Between Fertility and Longevity: Testing the Disposable Soma Theory in a Modern Human Sample of Twins
Elizabeth Chereji, Margaret Gatz, Nancy L. Pedersen, and Carol A. Prescott
Volume 68, Issue 5, May 2013

Not All Older Adults Have Insight Into Their Driving Abilities: Evidence From an On-road Assessment and Implications for Policy
Joanne M. Wood, Philippe F. Lacherez, and Kaarin J. Anstey
Volume 68, Issue 5, May 2013

Motoric Cognitive Risk Syndrome and the Risk of Dementia
Joe Verghese, Cuiling Wang, Richard B. Lipton, and Roee Holtzer
Volume 68, Issue 4, April 2013

Life-Span Extension by Caloric Restriction Is Determined by Type and Level of Food Reduction and by Reproductive Mode in Brachionus manjavacas (Rotifera)
Kristin E. Gribble and David B. Mark Welch
Volume 68, Issue 4, April 2013

DJ-1 Protects Against Dopamine Toxicity: Implications for Parkinson’s Disease and Aging
Nirit Lev, Yael Barhum, Neri S. Pilosof, Debby Ickowicz, Haim Y. Cohen, Eldad Melamed, and Daniel Offen
Volume 68, Issue 3, March 2013

Cognitive Effects of Reducing Anticholinergic Drug Burden in a Frail Elderly Population: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Hege Kersten, Espen Molden, Inga Kristin Tolo, Eva Skovlund, Knut Engedal, and Torgeir Bruun Wyller
Volume 68, Issue 3, March 2013

SIRT3 Weighs Heavily in the Metabolic Balance: A New Role for SIRT3 in Metabolic Syndrome
Michelle F. Green and Matthew D. Hirschey
Volume 68, Issue 2, February 2013

Comprehensive Care Improves Health Outcomes Among Elderly Taiwanese Patients With Hip Fracture
Yea-Ing L. Shyu, Jersey Liang, Ming-Yueh Tseng, Hsiao-Juan Li, Chi-Chuan Wu, Huey-Shinn Cheng, Ching-Tzu Yang, Shih-Wei Chou, and Ching-Yen Chen
Volume 68, Issue 2, February 2013

Impact of Cytomegalovirus on Early Immunosenescence of CD8+ T Lymphocytes After Solid Organ Transplantation
Sara Cantisán, Julián Torre-Cisneros, Rosario Lara, Sofía Zarraga, Miguel Montejo, and Rafael Solana
Volume 68, Issue 1, January 2013

Gait Speed as a Measure in Geriatric Assessment in Clinical Settings: A Systematic Review
Nancye M. Peel, Suzanne S. Kuys, and Kerenaftali Klein
Volume 68, Issue 1, January 2013

The Influence of Dietary Lipid Composition on Skeletal Muscle Mitochondria From Mice Following 1 Month of Calorie Restriction
Yana Chen, Kevork Hagopian, Roger B. McDonald, Douglas Bibus, Guillermo López-Lluch, José M. Villalba, Plácido Navas, and Jon J. Ramsey
Volume 67, Issue 11, November 2012

Toward a Positive Aging Phenotype for Older Women: Observations From the Women’s Health Initiative
Nancy Fugate Woods, Barbara B. Cochrane, Andrea Z. LaCroix, Rebecca A. Seguin, Oleg Zaslavsky, Jingmin Liu, Jeannette M. Beasley, Robert L. Brunner, Mark A. Espeland, Joseph S Goveas, Dorothy S. Lane, JoAnn E. Manson, Charles P. Mouton, Jennifer G. Robinson, and Lesley F. Tinker
Volume 67, Issue 11, November 2012

Effects of Estrogen Replacement and Lower Androgen Status on Skeletal Muscle Collagen and Myofibrillar Protein Synthesis in Postmenopausal Women
Mette Hansen, Dorthe Skovgaard, Søren Reitelseder, Lars Holm, Henning Langbjerg, and Michael Kjaer
Volume 67, Issue 10, October 2012

The Longitudinal Relationship Between Depressive Symptoms and Disability for Older Adults: A Population-Based Study
Chun-Min Chen, Judy Mullan, Yung-Yu Su, David Griffiths, Irene A. Kreis, and Herng-Chia Chiu
Volume 67, Issue 10, October 2012

Chronic Exercise Modifies Age-Related Telomere Dynamics in a Tissue-Specific Fashion
Andrew T. Ludlow, Sarah Witkowski, Mallory R. Marshall, Jenny Wang, Laila C. J. Lima, Lisa M. Guth, Espen E. Spangenburg, and Stephen M. Roth
Volume 67, Issue 9, September 2012

Patterns of Focal Gray Matter Atrophy Are Associated With Bradykinesia and Gait Disturbances in Older Adults
Caterina Rosano, David A. Bennett, Anne B. Newman, Vijay Venkatraman, Kristine Yaffe, Tamara Harris, Stephen Kritchevsky, and Howard J. Aizenstein
Volume 67, Issue 9, September 2012

Age-Associated Proinflammatory Secretory Phenotype in Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells From the Non-human Primate Macaca mulatta: Reversal by Resveratrol Treatment
Anna Csiszar, Danuta Sosnowska, Mingyi Wang, Edward G. Lakatta, William E. Sonntag, and Zoltan Ungvari
Volume 67, Issue 8, August 2012

Prevalence of Potentially Preventable Unplanned Hospitalizations Caused by Therapeutic Failures and Adverse Drug Withdrawal Events Among Older Veterans
Zachary A. Marcum, Mary Jo V. Pugh, Megan E. Amuan, Sherrie L. Aspinall, Steven M. Handler, Christine M. Ruby, and Joseph T. Hanlon
Volume 67, Issue 8, August 2012

An Examination of Healthy Aging Across a Conceptual Continuum: Prevalence Estimates, Demographic Patterns, and Validity
Sara J. McLaughlin, Alan M. Jette, and Cathleen M Connell
Volume 67, Issue 7, July 2012

Growth Hormone and IGF-1 Deficiency Exacerbate High-Fat Diet–Induced Endothelial Impairment in Obese Lewis Dwarf Rats: Implications for Vascular Aging
Lora C. Bailey-Downs, Danuta Sosnowska, Peter Toth, Matthew Mitschelen, Tripti Gautam, Jim C. Henthorn, Praveen Ballabh, Akos Koller, Julie A. Farley, William E. Sonntag, Anna Csiszar, and Zoltan Ungvari
Volume 67, Issue 6, June 2012

Mobility-Related Fatigue, Walking Speed, and Muscle Strength in Older People
Minna Mänty, Carlos F. Mendes de Leon, Taina Rantanen, Pertti Era, Agnes N. Pedersen, Anette Ekmann, Marianne Schroll, and Kirsten Avlund
Volume 67, Issue 5, May 2012

Liver-Specific Knockdown of IGF-1 Decreases Vascular Oxidative Stress Resistance by Impairing the Nrf2-Dependent Antioxidant Response: A Novel Model of Vascular Aging
Lora C. Bailey-Downs, Matthew Mitschelen, Danuta Sosnowska, Peter Toth, John T. Pinto, Praveen Ballabh, M.Noa Valcarcel-Ares, Julie Farley, Akos Koller, Jim C. Henthorn, Caroline Bass, William E. Sonntag, Zoltan Ungvari, and Anna Csiszar
Volume 67, Issue 4, April 2012

Age-Related Neointimal Hyperplasia Is Associated With Monocyte Infiltration After Balloon Angioplasty
Sammy D. D. Eghbalieh, Paraag Chowdhary, Akihito Muto, Kenneth R. Ziegler, Fabio A. Kudo, Jose M. Pimiento, Issa Mirmehdi, Lynn S. Model, Yuka Kondo, Toshiya Nishibe, and Alan Dardik
Volume 67, Issue 2, February 2012

Association of Spinal Muscle Composition and Prevalence of Hyperkyphosis in Healthy Community-Dwelling Older Men and Women
Wendy Katzman, Peggy Cawthon, Gregory E. Hicks, Eric Vittinghoff, John Shepherd, Jane A. Cauley, Tamara Harris, Eleanor M. Simonsick, Elsa Strotmeyer, Catherine Womack, and Deborah M. Kado
Volume 67, Issue 2, February 2012

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Stephen B. Kritchevsky, PhD