Rssfeed
   
 
 
Health & Medicine - General

How degrading: The role of protein turnover and autophagy in aging

http://ouroboros.wordpress.com/2008/07/31/how-degrading-the-role-of-prot...
Scanned by: mycophage over 9 years ago
As cells age, detritus inevitably accumulates; one theory of aging holds that rising levels of unwanted molecules will eventually become cytotoxic; this, in turn, could cause age-related decline in tissue function. Cells have a variety of means to eliminate misfolded, damaged and covalently altered proteins; here is a review of some recent articles on the role of these mechanisms in aging -- including one idea about how this knowledge might be incorporated into life extension technology.
Login Login
Type: Discovery  |  Also: |
  Tags
aging, autophagy, protein

0 Comments - Links & Resources - Email This - Permalink - Recommend
 
 

Related Links and Resources

Add a Link or Resource
No link or resource associated with this scan

 

Comment Thread (0 Responses)

New Comment
 

 

Related RSS Feeds

Link Buttons

Get a Future Scanner Button for this article Stumble It! submit to reddit Save To Del.icio.us