The Molecular Genetics of Aging - Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation 29 (Paperback)
  • The Molecular Genetics of Aging - Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation 29 (Paperback)
zoom

The Molecular Genetics of Aging - Results and Problems in Cell Differentiation 29 (Paperback)

(editor)
£76.50
Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 28/07/2012
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
The molecular genetics of aging or life-span determination is an expanding field. One reason is because many people would consider it desirable if hu- man life span could be extended. Indeed, it is difficult not to be fascinated by tales of the life and death of people who have succeeded in living a very long life. Because of this, we have placed at the head of this book the chapter by Perls et al. on Centenerians and the Genetics of Longevity. Perls and his coauthors convincingly argue that, while the average life expectancy might be mostly determined by environmental factors because the average person has an average genotype, extremely long life spans are genetically determined. Of course, studying humans to uncover the genetics of aging is not ideal, not so much because one cannot easily perform experiments as because they live such a long time. This is why most of this book describes the current state of research with model organisms such as yeast, worms, flies, and mice. J aswinski focuses on yeast and how metabolic activity and stress resistance affect the longevity of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. In the process, he discusses the concept of aging as applied to a unicellular organism such as yeast and the importance of metabolism and stress resistance for aging in all organisms.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
ISBN: 9783642536861
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 403 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 14 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 200

You may also be interested in...

Molecular & Cell Biology for Dummies
Added to basket
Secret Chambers
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
On Growth and Form
Added to basket
Mathematics for Biological Scientists
Added to basket
The Machinery of Life
Added to basket
Power, Sex, Suicide
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Bacterial Disease Mechanisms
Added to basket
Principles Of Cell Biology
Added to basket
Thrive in Cell Biology
Added to basket
How We Live and Why We Die
Added to basket
Cells to Civilizations
Added to basket
Cell Structure & Function
Added to basket
Wetware
Added to basket
£16.00
Paperback
A Dictionary of Biology
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.