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.
PART I: HISTORY AND CONFLUX
Chapter 1: How hormones, as ancient signalling molecules, regulate diverse biological processes through evolution. J.R. Tata, NIMR, UK (email:
Chapter 2: Somatotropic axis' role in ageing and longevity could depend on life-history strategies of species. Eric Le Bourg, Toulouse, France (email:
PART II: GROWTH, STRESS AND METABOLISM
Chapter 3: Glucocorticoid hormones in aging. B. Kharwanlang
and R. Sharma, NEHU, India (email:
Chaper 4: Zinc, Insulin and IGF-I interplay in aging. Marco Malavolta et. al. , Ancona, Italy (email:
Chapter 5: Growth hormone and IGF-1 axis in aging and longevity. Isao Shimokawa, Nagasaki, Japan (email:
Chapter 6: Thyroi
d function in healthy ageing and longevity. N. Aggarwal and Salman Razvi, UK (email:
Chapter 7: TGF-ß in development and ageing. Dimitris Kletsas, Athens, Greece (email:
PART III: NEUROENDOCRINE AND RHYTHMS
Chapter 8: Hormones of hypothalamus in aging. Gurcharan Kaur and J. Parkash, GNDU, India (email:
Chapter 9: Environmental and physiological cues on the hypothalamus during aging. Jan Nehlin, Odense, Denmark (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com)
Chapter 10: Melatonin in healthy aging and longevity.
Ruediger Hardeland, Gottingen, Germany (email:
Chapter 11: Hormones in clock regulation during ageing. Anita Jagota, Hyderabad, India (email:
PART IV: BRAIN, IMMUNITY AND CYTOKININS
Chapter 12: Estrogens in aging. M.K. Thakur and Vijay Pramanik, BHU, India (email:
Chapter 13: Cytokines and aging. Pramod C. Rath, JNU, India (email:
Chapter 14: Plant hormone cytokinins for modulating human aging and age-related diseases. Jiri Voller et al., Oloumoc, Czech Republic (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)