Aging bacteria

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8.13.06 Aging bacteria section started on oww


  • Aging iGEM project - coming soon

Labs of interest

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Publications of interest

  1. Ackermann M, Stearns SC, and Jenal U. Senescence in a bacterium with asymmetric division. Science. 2003 Jun 20;300(5627):1920. DOI:10.1126/science.1083532 | PubMed ID:12817142 | HubMed [Ackermann-science-2003]
  2. Stewart EJ, Madden R, Paul G, and Taddei F. Aging and death in an organism that reproduces by morphologically symmetric division. PLoS Biol. 2005 Feb;3(2):e45. DOI:10.1371/journal.pbio.0030045 | PubMed ID:15685293 | HubMed [Stewart-PLOSBiolgy-2005]
  3. Nyström T. Aging in bacteria. Curr Opin Microbiol. 2002 Dec;5(6):596-601. DOI:10.1016/s1369-5274(02)00367-3 | PubMed ID:12457704 | HubMed [Nystrom-com-2002]
All Medline abstracts: PubMed | HubMed

What is replicative senescence?

"Two fundamentally different aging phenomena have been described at the cellular level: 1) the gradual decline of life processes in postmitotic cells, and, 2) the decline and eventual complete cessation of cell division observed in most replicating cell lineages. The former is measured in simple chronological time, and comes into play during the aging of postmitotic adult organisms, such as the nematode, or during the aging of largely postmitotic tissues such as the brain or muscle in more complex organisms. In contrast, finite replicative lifespan, often referred to as 'cellular replicative senescence', is measured in terms of cell divisions rather than chronological time. The current consensus is that both postmitotic and replicative aging processes are causally related to the aging of humans." source: John Sedivy

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