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Healthy Ageing and Longevity

Life Extension

Lessons from Drosophila

Editors: Vaiserman, Alexander, Moskalev, Alexey, Pasyukova, Elena (Eds.)

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  • Collates world-leading research in the field of bio gerontology
  • Explores aging themes including health span and life extension, through Drosophila models
  • Expands understanding of longevity-associated genes and other mechanisms relating to aging
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About this book

​This book looks at aging through research on Drosophila, the fruit fly that is one of the most widely used model organisms in bio gerontology. Work in model organisms can expand the theoretical knowledge of aging: it yields valuable insight into the molecular and cellular processes that underlie aging process, and it can perhaps provide new therapeutic targets for the treatment of age-related disorders in humans.

Drosophila models have been developed for a large variety of aging-related processes and diseases, and this book provides readers with an overview of current research on the use of the Drosophila model to understand the genetic, molecular and physiological mechanisms that underlie the aging process. Themes of health span, life extension and longevity-associated genes emerge in this collation of international research on Drosophila that is of relevance to geriatrics and gerontology, animal genetics and genomics, and biomedicine.

This fascinating, illustrated book will be of interest to a wide audience, ranging from academic researchers to the general reader.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)
  • Neuronal Genes and Developmental Neuronal Pathways in Drosophila Life Span Control

    Pages 3-37

    Pasyukova, Elena (et al.)

  • Gadd45 Proteins in Aging and Longevity of Mammals and Drosophila

    Pages 39-65

    Moskalev, Alexey A. (et al.)

  • Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) Genes and Aging in Drosophila

    Pages 67-81

    Tower, John

  • Effect of Wolbachia Infection on Aging and Longevity-Associated Genes in Drosophila

    Pages 83-104

    Maistrenko, Oleksandr M. (et al.)

  • Skeletal Muscle Homeostasis and Aging in Drosophila

    Pages 107-126

    Puppa, Melissa J. (et al.)

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eBook $129.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-18326-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-18325-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38210-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Life Extension
Book Subtitle
Lessons from Drosophila
Editors
  • Alexander Vaiserman
  • Alexey Moskalev
  • Elena Pasyukova
Series Title
Healthy Ageing and Longevity
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-18326-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-18326-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-18325-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38210-4
Series ISSN
2199-9007
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 353
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations, 26 illustrations in colour
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