Genetics, Development and Cell Biology
Journal or Book Title
Journal of Genetics and Genomics
Most cellular processes descend into failure during aging. While a large collection of longevity pathways has been identified in the past decades, the mechanism for age-related decline of cellular homeostasis and organelle function remains largely unsolved. It is known that many organelles undergo structural and functional changes during normal aging, which significantly contributes to the decline of tissue function at old ages. Since recent studies have revealed an emerging role of organelles as regulatory hubs in maintaining cellular homeostasis, understanding of organelle aging will provide important insights into the cellular basis of organismal aging. Here we review current progress on the characterization of age-dependent structural and functional alterations in the more well-studied organelles, as well as the known mechanisms governing organelle aging in model organisms, with a special focus on the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.
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Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Genetics Society of China
Bouska, Mark; Huang, Kerui; Kang, Ping; and Bai, Hua, "Organelle aging: Lessons from model organisms" (2019). Genetics, Development and Cell Biology Publications. 256.