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Handbook of the biology of aging

Author: Edward J Masoro; Steven N Austad
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Academic Press, 2001.
Series: Handbooks of aging.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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A handbook for biologists and other scientists involved with aging research, as well as gerontologists and practitioners dealing with an aging population. Provides a comprehensive overview of the concepts and theories of aging, covering systemic factors, cellular processes, and models of retarded aging.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward J Masoro; Steven N Austad
ISBN: 0124782604 9780124782600
OCLC Number: 46938823
Description: xxi, 534 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. Concepts and Theories of Aging / Steven N. Austad --
2. Oxidative Processes in Aging / Tilman Grune and Kelvin J.A. Davies --
3. Protein Structure and Turnover / Ari Gafni --
4. Instability of the Nuclear Genome and the Role of DNA Repair / Jan Vijg and Martijn E.T. Dolle --
5. Alterations of the Mitochondrial Genome / Jonathan Wanagat, Marisol Lopez and Judd M. Aiken --
6. Effect of Age on Gene Expression / Eun-Soo Han, Holly Van Remmen and Mark Steinhelper / [and others] --
7. Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Signaling Pathways and Aging / Yusen Liu and Nikki J. Holbrook --
8. Cell Proliferation in Mammalian Aging / Peter J. Hornsby --
9. Apoptosis and Aging / Eugenia Wang, Chantal Autexier and Edwin Chen --
10. Effects of Aging on the Sympathodrenal System / James B. Young --
11. Endocrine and Neuroendocrine Regulatory Functions / Andrzej Bartke and Mark Lane --
12. Immune System Activity / Rita B. Effors --
13. The Genetics of Aging in Drosophila / Stephen C. Stearns and Linda Partridge --
14. Genetics of Increased Longevity and Retarded Aging in Mice / Richard A. Miller --
15. Dietary Restriction: An Experimental Approach to the Study of the Biology of Aging / Edward J. Masoro --
16. Environment-Gene and Gene-Gene Interactions / Gerald E. McClearn, George P. Vogler and Scott M. Hofer --
17. Aging, Health, Longevity, and the Promise of Biomedical Research: The Perspective of a Gerontologist and Geriatrician / William R. Hazzard.
Series Title: Handbooks of aging.
Other Titles: Biology of aging
Responsibility: editors, Edward J. Masoro and Steven N. Austad ; volume associate editors, Judith Campisi, George M. Martin, and Charles V. Mobbs.
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