Revisiting the relationship between regenerative ability and aging.

TitleRevisiting the relationship between regenerative ability and aging.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
JournalBMC biology
Volume11
Pagination2
Date Published2013
Abstract

Contrary to the longstanding view that newts (Notophthalamus viridescens), but not axolotls (Ambystoma mexicanum), can regenerate a lens, a recent report in BMC Biology by Panagiotis Tsonis and colleagues shows axolotls indeed possess this ability during early larval stages. In contrast, they show that zebrafish never posses this ability, even as embryos. This underscores the importance of comparing regenerative ability across species and reinforces the need to consider organ regeneration in the context of evolution, development, and aging.

URLhttps://bmcbiol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1741-7007-11-2
DOI10.1186/1741-7007-11-2
Short TitleBMC Biol
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