Content area

|
|

Genomet og aldring

Seks søstre, som tilsammen blev 580 år, heraf blev to over 104 år. Foto: Rikke Madsen.
Forfatter(e)
Lene Christiansen & Kaare Christensen Dansk Center for Aldringsforskning, Syddansk Universitet Ugeskr Læger 2014;176:V06140347
Reference: 
Ugeskr Læger 2014;176:V06140347
Blad nummer: 
Sidetal: 
2180-2183
The genome and ageing
Lifespan, longevity and healthy aging are complex phenotypes, and unravelling of the genetic background has been chal­leng­ing. Excess of advantageous gene variants seems to be of more importance for longevity than absence of known disease-sus­ceptibility genes. Animal studies have pointed to candidate path­ways related to ageing, but only a few genes have repeatedly been associated to human lifespan. Research into the genetic contribution to a long and healthy life is currently focusing on epigenetic phenomena and the importance of rare variants in families enriched for longevity.
Du skal være logget ind for at læse denne artikel
Log ind

Right side

af Kristin Kristiansdottir | 23/02
5 kommentarer
af Anita Mink | 22/02
3 kommentarer
af Steen Axel Hertel | 22/02
2 kommentarer
af Torben Albert Devantier | 21/02
2 kommentarer
af Gert Frank Thomsen | 17/02
1 Kommentar
af Kaare Rossel | 17/02
1 Kommentar
af Niels Rokkjær | 16/02
1 Kommentar
af Niels Egund | 15/02
2 kommentarer
af Astrid Hanna M. Schulze | 14/02
1 Kommentar