Alexander Klimovich, Arvid Rehm, Jörg Wittlieb, Eva-Maria Herbst, Ricardo Benavente, Thomas C.G. Bosch
Abstract:The cnidarian Hydra is known for its unlimited lifespan and non-senescence, due to the indefinite self-renewal capacity of its stem cells. While proteins of the Lamin family are recognized as critical factors affecting senescence and longevity in human and mice, their putative role in the extreme longevity and non-senescence in long-living animals remains unknown. Here we analyze the role of a single lamin protein in non-senescence of Hydra. We demonstrate that proliferation of stem cells in Hydra is robust ag…
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