TITLE

telomeric theory of aging

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2154
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "telomeric theory of aging" is presented. According to the theory, the end regions of chromosomes are progressively shortened with each cell replication cycle. This loss of telomere may serve as the biological clock that defines aging at the cellular level.
ACCESSION #
21248087

 

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