By Yvonne A. Barnett, Christopher R. Barnett

Getting older equipment and Protocols offers a couple of state of the art protocols, defined through well-known specialists of their box, that are getting used to extra our figuring out of the getting older method. those targeted biochemical, actual and molecular biology options are mixed to supply a good source for researchers and scientists from a wide selection of disciplines. additionally incorporated is a presentation of 2 case stories that concentrate on the position of nutritional restrict in lifestyles span extension, in addition to how you can determine and make the most of transgenic animals for the elucidation of the molecular points of getting older. This booklet is a useful resource of cutting-edge study protocols with wide medical applicability and may curiosity clinical researchers, clinicians concerned inIn this paintings, specialists element key biochemical, analytical, and molecular thoughts for the research of growing older on the mobile, tissue, organ, and full approach degrees.

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Replicative Life-Span As noted previously, cells in culture exhibit a finite number of replications. At the end of their in vitro life-span substantial cell death occurs; however, a stable population emerges that can exist in a viable, though nondividing, state indefinitely (128). Furthermore, small subpopulations of cells may retain some growth capacity even after the vast majority of cells in a culture are no longer able to divide. As a practical matter, cultures of cells may be considered to have reached the end of their proliferative life-span when the cell number fails to double after 4 wk of maintenance in growth medium with weekly refeedings.

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