new ideas

Vladimir V. Bakaev vlad at bakaev.nsk.ru
Wed Mar 4 21:50:38 EST 1998


Rodney Reid (rreid at earth.execpc.com) wrote:

>Would telomerase have any effect on non-dividing cells, which (I'm
>assuming C.elegans cells at adulthood are non-dividing)?   I would think
>that telomerase would also have no impact on fruit flys either.
>        It seems that the trick with C.elegans (and drosphilia) is keeping
>the adult non-dividing cells from going into apotosis?   Right now pumping
>up antioxidants, either by gene modification or providing external sources
>of antioxidants, and energy restriction (heat, calorie, light) seem to be
>the only way to lengthen lifespan....and these have already been tried in
>hundreds of combinations.
     I think, he is completely right, this is a reason for
seeking new ideas and I believe,  that new ideas can  appear
through new facts...

     He wrote:
>Maybe their movement can be restricted?   Seems to work with fruit
>flys (initially grounded ones live longer)
>       ...Rodney
     I was  a surgeon and have observed a number of paraly-
zed patients, they lived no much longer...
     Best regards,
     Vladimir





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