Asymmetric cell division and “differential inheritance of aging“

Herceg, Viktorija (2009) Asymmetric cell division and “differential inheritance of aging“. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Asymmetric cell division is a proces in which different daughter cells arise. During that division there is a differential inheritance of centrosomes, DNA molecules, RNA molecules, proteins and protein aggregates. In higher eukaryotes, asymmetric cell division is a fundamental mechanism of cell differentiation. From the evolutionary point of view, asymmetric cell division can be related with aging process. In this work, mechanisms of cell components inheritance during asymmetric cell division in different organisms were compared. Because of their simplicity, bacteria and yeast are the best organisms to study the relation between asymmetric cell division and aging process. Centrosomes, compartimentalization and cytoplasmic microtubules are structures responsible for differential distribution of determinants in two daughter cells during asymmetric cell division. In the purpose of better understanding the relation between asymmetric cell division and aging process it is needed to improve the quality of methods required for microtubules visualization and protein and RNA localization.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Leljak Levanić, Dunja
Date: 2009
Number of Pages: 17
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2014 11:48
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2016 14:08
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/2893

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