Journal article

Human aging and global function of coenzyme Q(10)

AW Linnane, CF Zhang, N Yarovaya, G Kopsidas, S Kovalenko, P Papakostopoulos, H Eastwood, S Graves, M Richardson, D Harman (ed.)

INCREASING HEALTHY LIFE SPAN: CONVENTIONAL MEASURES AND SLOWING THE INNATE AGING PROCESS | NEW YORK ACAD SCIENCES | Published : 2002

Abstract

In this paper, we review two parts of our recent work on human skeletal muscle. The first part mainly describes changes occurring during aging, whereas the second part discusses the functions of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), particularly in relation to the aging process. During the lifetime of an individual, mtDNA undergoes a variety of mutation events and rearrangements. These mutations and their consequent bioenergenic decline, together with nuclear DNA damage, contribute to the reduced function of cells and organs, especially in postmitotic tissues. In skeletal muscle, this functional decline can be observed by means of changes with age in fiber type profile and the reduction in the number and si..

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