AGEING of Cells vs Organisms

Barani barani at mace.cc.purdue.edu
Fri Jul 7 11:26:39 EST 1995


   AGEING of an Organism is different from AGEING of individual 
   cells. Sometimes faster AGEING of cells may mean a slower 
   AGEING of the organism. For example, older cells should be 
   destroyed in an organism as fast as possible and replaced 
   with newer young cells. Otherwise older cells can lead to 
   cancer.  For the organism AGEING can be counted based on 
   markers that are breakdown-points in metabolic pathways. Some 
   critical breakdowns lead to visible changes in the organism
   like greying of hair.

   Barani
   Lilly Hall of Life Sciences
   Purdue University

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