Research Paper Volume 10, Issue 6 pp 1306—1323

Loss of NAMPT in aging retinal pigment epithelium reduces NAD+ availability and promotes cellular senescence

Figure 2. Inhibition of NAMPT activity in human retinal pigment epithelial cells decreases NAD+ levels to induce senescence. Human retinal pigment epithelial cells (ARPE-19) were treated with different doses (0.01-10μM) of a selective NAMPT activity blocker, FK866. Dose-dependent changes in (A) NAD+ content (B) cell viability and (C-D) senescence of FK866 treated human RPE cells were evaluated. Data are presented as mean ± S.E.M for n=3 independent experiments. *p<0.05 compared to CON (Vehicle treated).