Gene: The Pace Control of Aging

Science Insights, 08 November 2017
Volume 2017
Doi: 10.15354/si.17.es026
 
Essay
Gene: The Pace Control of Aging
 
Sandra Dosalles, MMS*,∆; Pater Davidson, MS†,∆
 
Author Affiliations
*: GeneGo Inc, Chapel Hill, NC 27520, USA
†: Group of Genome, Division of Biology and Chemistry, The BASE, Chapel Hill, NC 27510, USA
∆: Correspondence to: Sandra Dosalles, MMS, Email: sdosalles@gmail.com or Pater Davidson, MS, Email: pater.davidson@basehq.org
 
SUMMARY

 
Gene plays a significant role in aging. all aging process can depend on just the mutation of a single gene. Longevity of life is heritable and shows at old age, at some points in time the rate at which human and other animals’ age increase rapidly as a result of certain mutation. It has been observed that some living organisms show sign of aging at a very tender age due to some set of syndromes that are known as progeroid syndromes. Aging is not really characterised by brain aging but by old skin, early cataract and some other signs. It was discovered by some scientist that aging can be delayed in living organisms using Calorie Restriction, hundrеdѕ оf genes idеntifiеd tо regulate аging рrоvidе strong еvidеnсе thаt аging hаѕ a strong gеnеtiс basis аnd that indeed a bаѕiс аging рrосеѕѕ exists. Although daf-2 can limit expansion of life when not mutated, Daf-2 and daf-16 are two types of gene that plays the major role of life expansion and aging. The gene helps to interfere with life span by controlling other gene that coordiate the survival system.

Keywords: Aging; Genes; Life span; Mechanisms; Survival

 

Author: 

Sandra Dosalles;Pater Davidson