By Z. A. Medvedev (auth.), Professor Dr. med. Dieter Platt (eds.)
At the start of the century the typical lifestyles span in built societies used to be lower than 50 years. it truly is now greater than 70 years and should proceed to extend within the close to destiny. getting older is a problem to technological know-how and society. There are numerous theories of getting older. The programmed getting older speculation means that getting older can't be altered through any exterior impression, that getting older is programmed from the start of lifestyles till the top of senescence. one other thought relies on genetic instability, with fix procedures correcting blunders within the cells that reason getting older. getting older approaches happen themselves on the molecular and mobile point, in numerous organs, and within the complete organism. so much older folks gather a number of illnesses, essentially persistent ones. The multimorbidity of the aged increases many questions as to food, metabolism, immunity, drug treatment, and rehabilitation. nutrients are able to intrude within the getting older approach. getting older is linked to dec lining immunity and lowered resistance to many illnesses, and it really is pos sible that dietary alterations in previous age give a contribution to the declining immunity within the aged. The aged take forty% of the prescribed drugs in Germany and adversarial drug reactions are extra widespread in geriatric sufferers. There aren't in basic terms difficulties in drug remedy for aged pa tients, but additionally of their rehabilitation. the purpose of rehabilitation is the recovery of geriatric sufferers to their former practical and environ psychological status.
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Hofecker et al. 10 lOmonlhs 2 3 6min 5 4 Fig. 1. Effect of age on the contraction-relaxation curves of rat tail tendons at various ages force fli2 ~~----------~~=--------------------contraction 40 Y=Yo' (1-e- k21 ) relaxalion y-yo·e-k,1 contraction+ relaxalion y_yo·(e- k ,l-e -k21) L---~----~--~~---c~--~----~--~~I 10 20 30 40 50 60 10min Fig. 2. Analysis of contraction-relaxation curves relaxation procedure, fibers of 4-6 mg/lO cm were knotted between stainless steel wire hooks at a free length of 5 cm and fixed in a heatable glass tube in such a way that one end of the tendon was linked with an inductive power transducer.
Increasing resistance against proteolysis (Rickert and Forbes 1972; Hamlin et a1. 1978a, b; Holton et a1. 1983; Miyahara et a1. 1982). All three changes are mainly due to an increase in intermolecular crosslinking within the collagen fibers. Morphological alterations of collagen fibrils have also been related to collagen aging: Parry et a1. (1978) described remarkable changes in fibril diameters and shape in senescent human skin. Age-Related Changes of Collagen 45 Collagen crosslinking represents the final stage in collagen biosynthesis.
But as soon as cells differentiate and are prepared for specialised functions, they also lose most of their efficient DNA repair systems (essentially linked to DNA polymerase-a and -y and DNA proofreading and co-factors) and have to maintain the integrity of DNA with repair enzymes only, which, like DNA polymerase-t3, have comparatively low accuracy. This model makes efficiency of DNA repair and accuracy of repair enzymes very likely candidates for a universal role as modulators of longevity of non-dividing somatic cells.