Chapter: Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology: Tissues and Membranes

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Aging and Tissues

In muscle tissue, for example, the proteins that bring about contraction deteriorate and are not repaired or replaced.

AGING AND TISSUES

 

In muscle tissue, for example, the proteins that bring about contraction deteriorate and are not repaired or replaced. The same is true of collagen and elastin, the proteins of connec-tive tissue such as the dermis of the skin. Other aspects of the aging of tissues will be more meaningful to you in the context of the functions of organs and systems.

 

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