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Aging Research in Yeast includes contributions by the leading experts in the field of yeast aging. Budding yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) and other fungal organisms provide models for aging research that are relevant to organismic aging and to the aging processes occurring in the human body. Replicative aging, in which only the mother cell ages while the daughter cell resets the clock to zero is a model for the aging of stem cell populations in humans, while chronological aging (measured by survival in stationary phase) is a model for the aging processes in postmitotic cells (for instance, neurons of the brain).
Most mechanisms of aging are studied in yeast. Among them, Aging Research in Yeast discusses: mitochondrial theories of aging, emphasizing oxidative stress and retrograde responses; the role of autophagy and mitophagy; the relationship of apoptosis to aging processes; the role of asymmetric segregation of damage in replicative aging; the role of replication stress; and the role of the cytoskeleton in aging. Modern methods of yeast genetics and genomics are described that can be used to search for aging-specific functions in a genome-wide unbiased fashion. The similarities in the pathology of senescence (studied in yeast) and of cancer cells, including genome instability, are examined.
1. Preface and Introduction to Aging research in Yeast
2.Oxidative stresses and ageing
3.The role of Mitochondria in the aging processes of yeast
4.The Retrograde Response and Other Pathways of Interorganelle Communication in Yeast Replicative Aging
5. Chronological Aging in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
6. Still waters run deep: Aging and the survival of quiescent and non-quiescent cells in yeast stationary-phase cultures
7. Maximising the yeast chronological lifespan
8.Amino Acid Homeostasis and Chronological Longevity in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
9. DNA damage and DNA replication stress in yeast models of aging
10.Yeast aging and apoptosis
11. Cellular homeostasis in fungi: Impact on the aging process
12.Genome-wide analysis of yeast aging
13. Genetic Approaches to Aging in Budding and Fission Yeasts: New Connections and New Opportunities
14. Evolution of asymmetric damage segregation: a modelling approach
15. Cellular ageing and the actin cytoskeleton
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