This volume provides a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary overview of the aging lung, written by the main researchers in the field. Current physiological, cellular and molecular understanding of how the lungs age and the relationship to age-associated lung diseases will be presented. The contents are aimed at a broad audience of scientists and clinicians with an interest in the respiratory system, pathogenesis of age-associated lung diseases and clinical implications.
• Introduction: Why Study the Aging Lung?
• Structure and Function of the Aging Lung
• Cellular and Molecular Changes of the Aging Lung
Readership: Graduate and post-graduate respiratory, pulmonary, thoracic scientists and physicians; Clinical researchers interested in both pulmonary and aging issues, medical students and professionals.