Hayflick limit


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Hay·flick lim·'it

(hā'flik),
the limit of human cell division in subcultures; such cells typically divide only about 50 times before dying out.

Hay·flick lim·it

(hā'flik lim'it)
The limit of human cell division in subcultures; such cells typically divide only about 50 times before dying out.

Hayflick,

Leonard, U.S. microbiologist, 1928–.
Hayflick limit - the limit of human cell division in subcultures.

Hayflick limit

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This phenomenon, known as the Hayflick limit, was major news to scientists, who had been clinging to the results of prior research, believing that human cells were immortal.
Professor at the University of California, San Francisco, discoverer of the aging process in human cells and the man for whom the Hayflick Limit is named.
The serial subculture of cells in the presence of carnosine does not prevent the Hayflick limit to growth, although the life span in population doublings as well as chronological age is often increased.