Biology of Aging

  • Alvaro¬†Macieira-Coelho

Part of the Progress in Molecular and Subcellular Biology book series (PMSB, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Alvaro Macieira-Coelho
    Pages 25-60
  3. Alvaro Macieira-Coelho
    Pages 61-128
  4. Alvaro Macieira-Coelho
    Pages 129-150
  5. Alvaro Macieira-Coelho
    Pages 151-155
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 157-192

About this book


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.


Alter Cancer Research Entwicklung Geriatrics Geriatrie Gerontologie Gerontology Krebsforschung Lebenserwartung Oncology Onkologie aging cancer development evolution

Authors and affiliations

  • Alvaro¬†Macieira-Coelho
    • 1
  1. 1.INSERMVersaillesFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62398-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-18994-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0079-6484
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