New PDF release: Aging: Facts and Theories

By L. Robert, T. Fulop, T. Fulop

Getting older encouraged loads of theories attempting to rationalize the getting older procedure universal to all dwelling beings. during this book an important environmental and intrinsic mechanisms eager about the getting older method and in its pathological effects are reviewed. in addition theoretical and experimental proof of an important theoretical components in accordance with Darwinian evolution, mobile getting older, position of mobilephone membranes, loose radicals and oxidative techniques, receptor-mediated reactions, the extracellular matrix and immune features in addition to an important environmental and intrinsic mechanisms excited by the getting older strategy and in its pathological results are mentioned. those shows of theories and similar experimental evidence provide an international evaluation of latest innovations of the biology of the getting older technique and are of crucial studying not just for experts during this box but in addition for practitioners of medical, clinical, social and experimental sciences.

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18 Marcotte R, Lacell C, Wang E: Senescent fibroblasts resist apoptosis by downregulating caspase-3. Mech Ageing Dev 2004; 125:777–783. 19 Chen QM, Prowse KR, Tu VC, Purdom S, Linskens MH: Uncoupling the senescent phenotype from telomere shortening in hydrogen peroxide-treated fibroblasts. Exp Cell Res 2001; 265: 294–303. 20 Magalhaes JP, Chainiaux F, de Longueville F, Mainfroid V, Migeot V, Marcq L, Remacle J, Salmon M, Toussaint O: Gene expression and regulation in H2O2-induced premature senescence of human foreskin fibroblasts expressing or not telomerase.

This was disregarded claiming that there are multiple pathways to cell senescence. Since it was thought that aging favors malignant transformation, speculations were made to find a relationship between ‘cell senescence’ and cancers, which led to several paradoxes. The contradictions and paradoxes should be cleared to reestablish logic and order in the field and understand its relevance for human aging. © 2014 S. Karger AG, Basel The Concept of Aging of Proliferative Cells The study of aging of proliferative cells was initiated by the work of Hayflick and Moorhead [1] who proposed that the loss of the division potential of human fibroblasts through proliferation in vitro is an expression of aging at the cellular level.

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