Created on Sept. 20, 2012, 3:46 p.m. by Hevok & updated by Hevok on May 2, 2013, 4:53 p.m.

Gerontogenes promote aging. Loss-of-function of this gene class retards aging and leads to an increased lifespan, while gain-of-function manipulations of these genes speed-up aging and decrease the lifespan.

Tags: aging, definition
Parent: Classifications

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