Insect Aging pp 90-105 | Cite as

Brain Aging in Insects

  • M. J. Kern


The role of the central nervous system (CNS) in the modulation of homeostatic mechanisms and the aging process especially in mammals, has been well investigated by several authors (Blumenthal 1970, Ordy and Brizzee 1975, Hoffmeister and Müller 1979, Samorajski 1980, Buschmann 1982, Hoyer 1982, Frolkis et al. 1984). In insects the crucial role of the CNS in developmental processes is well established; however, it is an open question whether the brain also governs the aging processes.


Aging Process Flight Muscle Musca Domestica Adult Life Span Neurosecretory Material 
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  • M. J. Kern
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  1. 1.Institut für ZoologieJohannes Gutenberg-UniversitätMainzGermany

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