Mechanisms Linking Aging, Diseases and Biological Age Estimation

Sara C. Zapico

December 21, 2016 by CRC Press
Reference - 275 Pages - 6 Color & 17 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498709699 - CAT# K25006


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  • Compiles the main factors of aging at intracellular and chemistry levels (first book to do so)
  • Appeals to a wide variety of audiences
  • Reviews all current research related within each chapter through the use of subchapters
  • Provides different perspectives on the causes of aging


This book focuses on four of the hallmarks of aging: aspartic acid racemization, advanced glycation end products, telomere shortening and mitochondrial mutations; describing their role in aging and diseases; and their application to age-at-death estimation in forensic sciences in greater depth, displaying the interconnecting pathways among these processes. An additional chapter related to Epigenetics and its role in aging, diseases, and forensic age estimation is also included. This book is aimed at a broad audience: from students being introduced to aging, diseases, and forensic science research to scientists in biomedicine and forensics complementing their knowledge in their respective fields while also increasing their knowledge in other disciplines.