Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 20 July 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 29, p. nf57
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.29.nf57]


Error Prone

Mitochondrial mutations might speed aging through rampant cell suicide

R. John Davenport

Abstract: In the Tour de France, cycling teams can drop in the standings if individual riders lag. Similarly, mice that grow old prematurely might do so because some cells wither, according to a new study. The work suggests why one rodent line deteriorates quickly, although researchers need further evidence to nail down the cause.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, Error Prone. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (29), nf57 (2005).

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