Metabolic rate through the life-course: From the organism to the organelle

Arnold Y Seo, John R Speakman, Colin Selman

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The premise that a link existed between energy metabolism and longevity was formally introduced through pioneering work by Rubner (1908), who showed that metabolic rate and lifespan both increased as a function of body size.
Original languageEnglish
Article number111059
Number of pages4
JournalExperimental Gerontology
Early online date13 Aug 2020
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2020

Bibliographical note

We thank Professor Christiaan Leeuwenburgh, Editor-in-Chief, Experimental Gerontology for enabling us to undertake this Special Issue. We are particularly appreciative to the editorial and support staff at Experimental Gerontology, Elsevier for their assistance throughout this whole process. To finish, we would like to acknowledge the significant and timely efforts of all the contributors and reviewers for bringing this Special Issue to realization.


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