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cell aging meaning

  "cell aging" in a sentence
  • [Medicine]
    The decrease in the cell's ability to proliferate with the passing of time. Each cell is programmed for a certain number of cell divisions and at the end of that time proliferation halts. The cell enters a quiescent state after which it experiences CELL DEATH via the process of APOPTOSIS.

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  1. study on angiotensin inducing endothelial cell aging in vitro
  2. Telomeres are now known to be the clock of cell aging,
  3. Guarente and his colleagues hypothesized several years ago to explain why cells age.
  4. It also marks a watershed advance in the long intractable subject of why human cells age.
  5. The study of why cells age has been something of a research backwater for many years.

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