Premature Ageing

Todd A Carter tac2 at
Mon Apr 1 09:16:16 EST 1996

In article <315C29EC.7220 at>, Oliver Bogler  <obogler at> wrote:
>This is all very interesting, but you seem to unaware that there is no evidence of a 
>connection between telomere length/cellular ageing and organismal ageing. Organismal 

Except for the fact that cell cultures from Werner Syndrome patients can 
go throught significantly fewer passes than those taken from "normal" 
individuals of the same age. This is also true in "normal ageing," where 
a cell culture from an infant can be passed more times than one from an 
elderky individual.  Of course, this doesn't prove anything, it's just a 
correlation, and no cause and effect can be defined here.

--Todd Carter
--Dept. Genetics
--Columbia University

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