Life equations for the senescence process☆

  • Xiaoping Liu
  • Published 2015 in Biochemistry and biophysics reports


The Gompertz law of mortality quantitatively describes the mortality rate of humans and almost all multicellular animals. However, its underlying kinetic mechanism is unclear. The Gompertz law cannot explain the mortality plateau at advanced ages and cannot give an explicit relationship between temperature and mortality. In this study a reaction kinetics… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbrep.2015.09.020

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