The real cause of death of a person not connected with the wear and tear of the body. A man grows old and dies in a serious deterioration associated with the process of recycling cells own components.
To such conclusion scientists from Lancaster University, University College London and Queen Mary College, reports EurekAlert!.
During the experiments scientists have found that in roundworms aging occurs through the work of undesirable genes. According to them, the same mechanism is present in humans.
Biological processes that are the norm for a young developing organism, continue to occur at a later age, thereby disrupting the homeostasis of the organism.
The real reason for the death of a man connected with the process of recycling cells own components
The result is diseases such as dementia, cancer, disorders of the cardiovascular system and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The researchers analyzed signs of aging in nematodes (roundworms) Caenorhabditis elegans laboratory strains which live 2-3 weeks. In the experiment it turned out that one of the main roles played by genes that encode proteins involved in the process of autophagy.
By the way, British scientists have developed a compound that can stop the aging process of human cells.
What is homeostasis? This state of dynamic equilibrium environment in which there biological processes. It is supported by the continuous work of the systems of the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, separation, etc., release into the blood of biologically active chemicals that provides interaction of cells and organs.
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