Scientists from the University of London Queen Mary and the University of Liverpool have studied the chemical processes in the tendons over the years. It turned out that with age, the cartilage loses its ability to recover. This is the conclusion reached in the study of the tendons of horses, which in anatomy close to humans. The researchers analyzed the protein composition in healthy and damaged tendons.
Old tendons contain a large number of protein fragments. Information was true even for healthy tendons of animals. If the tendon was damaged, scientists have found a protein in the phase of disintegration. Young tendons was observed activity of the cells, regenerative processes. It turns out that with age, the cartilage loses its ability to recover.
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Scientists say: tendons required for the life of every person. The study will help to better understand the mechanisms of injury and violations associated with this structure.