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Getting older encouraged a number of theories attempting to rationalize the getting older method universal to all dwelling beings. during this book crucial environmental and intrinsic mechanisms focused on the getting older technique and in its pathological results are reviewed. moreover theoretical and experimental proof of crucial theoretical components in keeping with Darwinian evolution, mobile getting older, position of mobile membranes, unfastened radicals and oxidative techniques, receptor-mediated reactions, the extracellular matrix and immune services in addition to an important environmental and intrinsic mechanisms curious about the getting older strategy and in its pathological results are mentioned. those shows of theories and comparable experimental evidence supply a world evaluate of latest thoughts of the biology of the getting older approach and are of crucial analyzing not just for experts during this box but in addition for practitioners of clinical, scientific, social and experimental sciences.
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The esophagus in aging mice becomes markedly thick with the disappearance of ciliated cells and keratinization of superﬁcial cells . DNA synthesis is almost conﬁned to the basal layer and declines with age, with an enlargement of the nuclei and nucleoli of the basal cells. In humans, the number of parietal cells in the gastric mucosa tends to increase and that of mucous cells is reduced during normal aging . Since the mucus protects from acid secretion, the ﬁndings can explain an increased susceptibility of the gastric mucosa to damage in the elderly.
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