Aging at the Molecular Level by Thomas von ZglinickiAging at the Molecular Level by Thomas von Zglinicki

Aging at the Molecular Level

EditorThomas von Zglinicki

Paperback | March 14, 2012

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During the last 40 years, the study of the biological basis of aging has progressed tremendously, and it has now become an independent and respectable field of study and research. The essential cause of aging is molecular damage that slowly overwhelms cellular and organismic defense, repair and maintenance systems. In recent years, a wealth of highly sophisticated research has transformed this idea from a credible hypothesis not only to a major theory, but essentially to accepted knowledge. Aging at the Molecular Level examines the key elements in this transformation. Bringing together contributions from an international team of authors, this volume will be of interest to graduates and postgraduates in the fields of medicine and nursing, researchers of different aspects of biogerontology and those in the pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical, nutraceutical and health-care industry.
Title:Aging at the Molecular LevelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:258 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.07 inPublished:March 14, 2012Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048164826

ISBN - 13:9789048164820

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Table of Contents

Editorial: About the series 'Biology of aging and its modulation"; S. RattanPreface 1. Free radical production and antioxidant defense: a primer; Nicolle Sitte, Thomas von Zglinicki 2. Oxidative DNA damage and repair - implications for aging; Erling Seeberg3. Oxidative damage to proteins; Nicolle Sitte4. Ageing rate, mitochondrial free radical production and constitutive sensitivity to lipid peroxidation: insights from comparative studies; Reinald Pamplona, Gustavo Barja5. Genomic instability in human premature aging; Vilhelm A. Bohr, Patricia L. Opresko 6. Oxidative damage, somatic mutations and cellular aging; Rita A. Busuttil, Miguel Rubio, Martijn E.T. Dollé, Judith Campisi, Jan Vijg7. Mitochondria and aging; Martin Barron, Doug Turnbull8. Biological clocks in the aging cell; Petra Boukamp9. Telomeric damage in aging; Thomas von Zglinicki10. Probing the in vivo relevance of oxidative stress in aging using knockout and transgenic mice; Florian L. Muller, James Mele, Holly Van Remmen, Arlan Richardson 11. Non-oxidative modification of DNA and proteins; Alan K. Hipkiss12. Transcriptional and translational dysregulation during aging; Suresh I.S. Rattan13. Metabolic regulation of gene silencing and life span; Haim Y. Cohen, Kevin J. Bitterman, David A. Sinclair 14. The proteasome in aging; Géraldine Carrard, Bertrand Friguet15. Aging and lysosomal degradation of cellular constituents; Alexei Terman, Ulf T. BrunkIndex

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This volume is the first in a series of five in which the biology of ageing will be explored. . Altogether, this is a fairly comprehensive coverage of the current themes at the molecular level, with the further areas to be explored being well highlighted. The chapters are well-referenced and this timely text will be especially useful to those workers entering the field." (P.B.Gahan, Cell Biochemistry & Function, Vol. 23 (5), 2005)