About Telomeres and Mitosis and ageing

Reply Tue 21 Nov, 2017 04:40 am
Is ageing and reduction of telomeres directly related? I read that telomeres are caps on chromosomes that protect the genetic informations from being lost but I wonder if human can really reach immortality if they could prevent telomeres from wearing off everytime cell divides?
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Reply Tue 21 Nov, 2017 05:19 am
Telomeres are related to cellular division, but not necessarily to aging in multi-cellular organisms (although they may contribute).
Reply Tue 21 Nov, 2017 05:26 am
so.. what is the factor that causes ageing ?
Reply Tue 21 Nov, 2017 07:34 am
I don't know. There are probably lots of them. Telomeres are probably one of them.
Reply Tue 21 Nov, 2017 05:46 pm
oh thanks
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