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Unit 11 Flashcards

Question:
What is the cross-linkage theory of aging?
Answer:
It suggests that over time, protein fibers that make up the body's connective tissue form bonds, or links, with another. When these normally seperate fibers cross-link, tissue becomes less elastic, leading to many negative outcomes.
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Question: What is the cross-linkage theory of aging?
Answer: It suggests that over time, protein fibers that make up the body's connective tissue form bonds, or links, with another. When these normally seperate fibers cross-link, tissue becomes less elastic, leading to many negative outcomes.