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Kumar Chaudhary, M., Rizvi, S.I. (2019). Invertebrate and vertebrate models in aging research.  Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub 163(2): 114--121.
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Review
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Therapeutic interventions that can delay age associated diseases and ensure a longer health-span is a major goal of aging research. Consequent to understanding that aging is a modifiable trait, a large number of studies are currently being undertaken to elucidate the mechanism(s) of the aging process. Research on human aging and longevity is difficult, due to longer time frame, ethical concerns and environmental variables. Most of the present day understanding about the aging process comes through studies conducted on model organisms. These provide suitable platforms for understanding underlying mechanism(s) which control aging and have led to major discoveries that emphasize the evolutionarily conserved molecular pathways as key players that respond to extra and intracellular signals. This is a review of various invertebrate and vertebrate models including yeast, Drosophila, C. elegans, rodents, naked mole rat, and birds, currently used in aging research with emphasis on how well they can mimic aging in higher animals and humans.

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    English
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    Publication Type
    Compendium
    Abbreviation
    Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub
    Title
    Biomedical papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palack√Ĺ, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
    ISBN/ISSN
    1213-8118
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