The Sheekey Science Show – mitochondria and aging

The mitochondrial theory of aging.

Mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cell involved in the generation of ATP, the cellular energy currency.
The Sheekey Science Show - Mitochondria
However, during aging mitochondria accumulate mutations in their DNA, show reductions in bioenergetics and damage to their structure and integrity.
The Sheekey Science Show - Mitochondria
Is this caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS)? Why is mitochondrial dysfunction a hallmark of aging? What can be done to prevent mitochondrial decline and improve biogenesis?
The Sheekey Science Show - Mitochondria
Well, we will take a look at these questions in this video and the current mitochondrial theory of aging.
The Sheekey Science Show - Mitochondria
 

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