Cause of aging
klindner at jlc.net
Mon Aug 17 23:13:07 EST 1998
Steven B. Harris <sbharris at ix.netcom.com> wrote in article
<6raqbi$5kq at sjx-ixn3.ix.netcom.com>...
> Obviously it's achievable. There are immortal plants (aspens) and
> animals (corals, maybe even lobsters). Their mitochondria obviously
> don't give them any problems, and they don't get new ones from Mars.
> Whether old mitochondria are repaired, or just produced anew and free
> of defect at a sufficient pace, is immaterial. For the cell, it's
> repair either way. Any process that makes new fresh cell organelles
> counts as "cell repair" in my book.
What about the possibility of a selection process - with defective cells
being weeded out? Non dividing cells can't afford to weed out.
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