Subscribe for daily wellness inspiration

Like onlymyhealth on Facebook!

Your Ageing Look could be because of Genes Acquired from the Mother

By  , ANI
Sep 04, 2013
4.8 / 5(4 Ratings)
Quick Bites

  • Ageing determined not only by the accumulation of changes during the lifetime, but acquired genes too.
  • It seems to happen owing to the changes that occur in the cell's power plant - the mitochondrion.
  • The mitochondria contains their own DNA, which has a significant impact on the aging process.
  • When we inherit DNA with mutations from our mother, we tend to age more quickly.

More

causes of ageingBlame your mum for your ageing look. A study has identified that ageing is determined not only by the accumulation of changes during our lifetime but also by the genes we acquire from our mothers.

There are many causes of ageing that are determined by an accumulation of various kinds of changes that impair the function of bodily organs. Ageing seems to happen owing to the changes that occur in the cell's power plant - the mitochondrion. This structure is located in the cell and generates most of the cell's supply of ATP which is used as a source of chemical energy.

According to Nils-Goran Larsson, Ph.D., professor at the Karolinska Institutet and principal investigator at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Aging, the mitochondria contains their own DNA, which changes more than the DNA in the nucleus and this has a significant impact on the aging process. Many mutations in the mitochondria gradually disable the cell's energy production. If we inherit DNA with mutations from our mother, we age more quickly.

The study is published in the journal Nature.

 

Read more Health News.

 

 

Related Articles
4.8 / 5(4 Ratings)
Write a Review
Post a Comment
Disclaimer +
Though all possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; Onlymyhealth assumes no liability for the same. Using any information of this website is at the viewers’ risk. Please be informed that we are not responsible for advice/tips given by any third party in form of comments on article pages . If you have or suspect having any medical condition, kindly contact your professional health care provider.