In article <35F846D8.6037 at netcom.ca>, tmatth at netcom.ca says...
>>> You are right, loss of telomeric length is not tumorigenic. The bypassing
>> of the senescent signal related to telomeric loss is more like a "disease"
>> process. It is encompassed by the telomeric theory, (see III. Research
>> Findings To Date, B. Telomeres, Telomerase and Cancer), and methods to
>> avoid the bypass of senescence are important for survival although not
>> directly related to aging.
>>Tom, I hope that this paragraph does not presage a stance whereby the
>"definition" of aging is loss of telomere length, and all other
>degradative changes which occur over time and cause most deaths are now
I hadn't thought about it that way but now that you bring it up.......
Disease - A condition in which bodily health is impaird. Websters 6th ed.
Nah.. this would include aging as a result of telomeric loss as well! But it
was a good try! Keep up the good work, I'll make a "telomerist" out of you
Thomas Mahoney, Pres.
Lifeline Laboratories, Inc.