Marmosets in aging research

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Nonhuman primates are increasingly valuable models to examine aging, health, and age-related disease. The marmoset in particular is an emerging model to evaluate the progression of age-related decline and to test interventional therapies. As short-lived, small primates, they offer many advantages to other mammalian models and other nonhuman primate models. This chapter reviews what is known regarding phenotypes of marmoset aging and health. Techniques for assessing health span and interventional therapies in marmosets are also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Common Marmoset in Captivity and Biomedical Research
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780128118290
ISBN (Print)9780128118306
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Biomarkers of aging
  • Health span
  • Interventional therapies
  • Nonhuman primate aging
  • Rapamycin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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