Hormones in Ageing and Longevity

  • Suresh Rattan
  • Ramesh Sharma

Part of the Healthy Ageing and Longevity book series (HAL, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. History and Conflux

  3. Growth, Stress and Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 35-35
    2. Banteiskhem Kharwanlang, Ramesh Sharma
      Pages 37-55
    3. Marco Malavolta, Francesco Piacenza, Laura Costarelli, Maurizio Cardelli, Lory Santarelli, Eugenio Mocchegiani et al.
      Pages 57-90
    4. Naveen Aggarwal, Salman Razvi
      Pages 107-125
    5. Harris Pratsinis, Eleni Mavrogonatou, Dimitris Kletsas
      Pages 127-148
  4. Neuroendocrine and Rhythms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. Gurcharan Kaur, Jyoti Parkash
      Pages 151-165
    3. Rüdiger Hardeland
      Pages 209-242
    4. Anita Jagota, Neelesh Babu Thummadi
      Pages 243-265
  5. Brain, Immunity and Cytokinins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Mahendra K. Thakur, V. Paramanik
      Pages 269-289
    3. Pramod C. Rath
      Pages 291-310
    4. Jiří Voller, Barbara Maková, Alena Kadlecová, Gabriel Gonzalez, Miroslav Strnad
      Pages 311-335
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 337-338

About this book


This multi-chapter book focuses on one of the hottest topics in ageing research – the role of hormones in health and longevity, offering a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of their mechanistic roles in health, ageing and longevity. Hormones are an excellent system of communication between cells and tissues within an organism, and they coordinate a wide range of processes in biological systems, including neuroendocrine and immunological controls. The book offers insights into the latest significant advances in our understanding of the mechanisms of hormonal signaling that control a variety of processes involved in development and ageing.

It is divided into four parts: Part I includes a review of the hundred-year history of hormones by the illustrious hormone biochemist Dr. J.R. Tata. Part II presents various chapters on the hormones involved in growth, stress and metabolism, while Part III addresses the hormones controlling cognition and rhythms in ageing processes. Lastly, Part IV discusses the hormones affecting reproduction, immunity and life span. It also explores the use of hormones as pharmaceuticals to maintain health in the elderly.

It is a valuable resource for those working in the area of hormone signaling in general and in the field of ageing research in particular.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Suresh Rattan
    • 1
  • Ramesh Sharma
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Molecular Biology and GeneticsAarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark
  2. 2.Department of BiochemistryNorth Eastern Hill UniversityShillongIndia

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