Cellular senescence- is it aging? was Defining...

Giovanni Maga maga at vetbio.unizh.ch
Mon Apr 3 12:48:37 EST 1995

In article <-EwfvAeABh107h at chambers.ak.planet.co.nz>,
steve at chambers.ak.planet.co.nz (Steve Chambers) wrote:

> You have to ask yourself a question: If current definitions of aging
> (including one that relies upon cellular senescence) don't "explain why 
> people die" then how useful are they?
> Steve

But you can think that people die for a series of damages which can be
related at last to cell death. Massive cell death will compromise the
function of essential organs leading to organism's death. I think that we
must still go on studying cell death but (as you pointed out) with an eye
at the context in which these cells are located in living organisms.
maga at vetbio.unizh.ch

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