Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics

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A Mathematical Model Of Ageing In Man Due To Gene Loss

GCE Mbah, BA Ngwu


Aging is as a result of dysfunction of the body mechanisms due to failure of one organelle, tissue, component or the other. In man there is a pointer towards gene loss as a primary cause of ageing. In this paper we develop a mathematical model describing changes in gene efficiency or gene failure. This model is used to study how gene failure contributes to ageing in man.

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