Measuring age!!

rattan at kemi.aau.dk rattan at kemi.aau.dk
Tue Dec 20 04:21:45 EST 1994


With reference to somebody's query about age estimation:
HOW DESPARATELY WE WISH THERE WERE ANY REAL BIOMARKER OF AGE, there is
no biochemical, molecular, cellular, physiological, psychological marker
of age and ageing that can be applicable to even a large number of species
or even to all individuals of a species. All these racemisations, oxidation
of proteins, rates of various things' synthesis/turnover are specific to
limited number of ageing systems. By the way, there are never going to be
any universal biomarkers of ageing because no two individuals age in
exactly the same way at any level of analysis.
Suresh Rattan, Aarhus, Denmark




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