Topics in Biomedical Gerontology

  • Pramod C. Rath
  • Ramesh Sharma
  • S. Prasad

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Models and Markers in Aging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Renu Yadav, Soram Idiyasan Chanu, Kritika Raj, Nisha, Surajit Sarkar
      Pages 3-33
    3. Punita Jain, Priyanka Sharma, Anju Shrivastava, Shweta Saran
      Pages 35-55
    4. Renu Gupta, Shubhi Saini, Saroj Sharma, Tony G. Jacob, T. S. Roy
      Pages 67-89
  3. Metabolic and Molecular Changes in Aging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Teikur Majaw, Ramesh Sharma
      Pages 109-116
    3. Sambe Asha Devi, Abhijit Satpati
      Pages 123-140
    4. Jogeswar Satchidananda Purohit, Madan Mohan Chaturvedi
      Pages 205-241
  4. Neuromodulations in Aging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243
    2. Saroj Sharma, Tony G. Jacob, Tapas C. Nag, Daya N. Bhardwaj, T. S. Roy
      Pages 245-251
    3. Neha Mishra, Rameshwar Singh, Deepak Sharma
      Pages 253-265
    4. Mahendra Kumar Thakur, Arpita Konar, Dhiraj Kumar, Meghraj Singh Baghel, Padmanabh Singh
      Pages 267-278
    5. Shashank Kumar Maurya, Ratnakar Tripathi, Suman Mishra, Rajnikant Mishra
      Pages 279-289

About this book

Introduction

This book presents a collection of articles on various aspects of current research on aging. These include model systems, cellular, biochemical and molecular aspects of experimental aging research, as well as selected intervention studies on age-related diseases.

Aging is a global challenge to human society. Children are always in a hurry to become adults, while adults produce offspring and add to the gene pool. However, after adulthood or the attainment of reproductive maturity, all physiological parameters of the living organism start to undergo the aging process. Old age sets in slowly but surely, and usually continues for a prolonged period. If vigor and vitality are the main advantages of adulthood, old age offers the rewards of experience and maturity.

Biologists ask questions such as: Why do we age? How do we become old? Is it possible to slow down, postpone or even prevent aging? In turn, medical experts ask: What are the diseases associated with old age? Are there medicines that can help affected elderly patients? In fact both groups are asking themselves how can we add more health to old age.

Healthy aging is the dream of every individual. But to achieve this, it is fundamental that we first understand the cellular, biochemical and molecular basis of the aging process in mammalian cells, tissues and intact living organisms, which can serve as experimental model systems in Biomedical Gerontology. Once the biology of aging is understood at the genetic and molecular levels, interventional approaches to aging and its associated diseases may be easier to plan and implement at the preclinical level.

Keywords

Geriatrics Aging Biogerontology Bio-medical Gerontology Cellular-biochemical-molecular Changes Molecular Biology of Aging Senescence Metabolism

Editors and affiliations

  • Pramod C. Rath
    • 1
  • Ramesh Sharma
    • 2
  • S. Prasad
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Life Sciences, Molecular Biology LaboratoryJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of BiochemistryNorth Eastern Hill UniversityShillongIndia
  3. 3.Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Lab, Department of ZoologyBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-2155-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-2154-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-2155-8
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