Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology

Biology of Aging

Editors: Macieira-Coelho, Alvaro (Ed.)

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This volume gives the reader a comprehensive overview of the fundamental and biological aspects of aging. First, the field is described from a historical perspective. Then, the author analyzes the three fundamental mechanisms of survival: energy utilization, molecular and cellular redundancy, and the organization of information. The genetics of aging is reviewed rejecting some simple-minded interpretations. A bridge is established between the molecular, cellular, and tissue modifications that have been reported in the literature, and the clinical manifestations of the aging syndrome. Special relevance is given to the problem of the supposed association between cancers and aging, giving a new interpretation of that relationship.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Historical and Current Concepts of the Mechanisms of Aging

    Macieira-Coelho, Alvaro

    Pages 1-23

  • Basic Determinants of Longevity

    Macieira-Coelho, Alvaro

    Pages 25-60

  • Aging of the Mammalian Organism

    Macieira-Coelho, Alvaro

    Pages 61-128

  • Neoplastic Growth Through the Human Life Span

    Macieira-Coelho, Alvaro

    Pages 129-150

  • The Centenarians

    Macieira-Coelho, Alvaro

    Pages 151-155

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biology of Aging
Editors
  • Alvaro Macieira-Coelho
Series Title
Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology
Series Volume
30
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-18994-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-18994-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-43827-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-62398-1
Series ISSN
0079-6484
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 192
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