Amyloidosis and Longevity: A Lesson from Plants
AbstractThe variety of lifespans of different organisms in nature is amazing. Although it is acknowledged that the longevity is determined by a complex interaction between hereditary and environmental factors, many questions about factors defining lifespan remain open. One of them concerns a wide range of lifespans of different organisms. The reason for the longevity of certain trees, which reaches a thousand years and exceeds the lifespan of most long living vertebrates by a huge margin is also not completely understood. Here we have discussed some distinguishing characteristics of plants, which may explain their remarkable longevity. Among them are the absence (or very low abundance) of intracellular inclusions composed of amyloidogenic proteins, the lack of certain groups of proteins prone to aggregate and form amyloids in animals, and the high level of compounds which inhibit protein aggregation and possess antiaging properties. View Full-Text
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Surguchov, A.; Emamzadeh, F.N.; Surguchev, A.A. Amyloidosis and Longevity: A Lesson from Plants. Biology 2019, 8, 43.
Surguchov A, Emamzadeh FN, Surguchev AA. Amyloidosis and Longevity: A Lesson from Plants. Biology. 2019; 8(2):43.Chicago/Turabian Style
Surguchov, Andrei; Emamzadeh, Fatemeh N.; Surguchev, Alexei A. 2019. "Amyloidosis and Longevity: A Lesson from Plants." Biology 8, no. 2: 43.
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