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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316622/interaction-analysis-of-longevity-interventions-using-survival-curves
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Stefan Nowak, Johannes Neidhart, Ivan G Szendro, Jonas Rzezonka, Rahul Marathe, Joachim Krug
A long-standing problem in ageing research is to understand how different factors contributing to longevity should be expected to act in combination under the assumption that they are independent. Standard interaction analysis compares the extension of mean lifespan achieved by a combination of interventions to the prediction under an additive or multiplicative null model, but neither model is fundamentally justified. Moreover, the target of longevity interventions is not mean life span but the entire survival curve...
January 6, 2018: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314608/unc-120-srf-independently-controls-muscle-aging-and-lifespan-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Adeline Mergoud Dit Lamarche, Laurent Molin, Laura Pierson, Marie-Christine Mariol, Jean-Louis Bessereau, Kathrin Gieseler, Florence Solari
Aging is commonly defined as the loss of global homeostasis, which results from progressive alteration of all organs function. This model is currently challenged by recent data showing that interventions that extend lifespan do not always increase the overall fitness of the organism. These data suggest the existence of tissue-specific factors that regulate the pace of aging in a cell-autonomous manner. Here, we investigated aging of Caenorhabditis elegans striated muscles at the subcellular and the physiological level...
January 3, 2018: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314553/identification-of-mir-305-a-microrna-that-promotes-aging-and-its-target-mrnas-in-drosophila
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Makiko Ueda, Tetsuya Sato, Yasuyuki Ohkawa, Yoshihiro H Inoue
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are involved in the regulation of important biological processes. Here, we describe a novel Drosophila miRNAs involved in aging. We selected eight Drosophila miRNAs, displaying high homology with seed sequences of aging-related miRNAs characterized in other species, and investigated whether the over-expression of these miRNAs affected aging in Drosophila adult flies. The lifespan of adults over-expressing miR-305, a miRNA showing high homology with miR-239 in C. elegans, was significantly shorter...
January 5, 2018: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302199/cell-to-cell-transmission-of-polyglutamine-aggregates-in-c-elegans
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Dong-Kyu Kim, Kyu-Won Cho, Woo Jung Ahn, Dayana Perez-Acuña, Hyunsu Jeong, He-Jin Lee, Seung-Jae Lee
Huntington disease (HD) is an inherited neurodegenerative disorder characterized by motor and cognitive dysfunction caused by expansion of polyglutamine (polyQ) repeat in exon 1 of huntingtin (HTT). In patients, the number of glutamine residues in polyQ tracts are over 35, and it is correlated with age of onset, severity, and disease progression. Expansion of polyQ increases the propensity for HTT protein aggregation, process known to be implicated in neurodegeneration. These pathological aggregates can be transmitted from neuron to another neuron, and this process may explain the pathological spreading of polyQ aggregates...
December 2017: Experimental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301098/an-antimicrobial-peptide-and-its-neuronal-receptor-regulate-dendrite-degeneration-in-aging-and-infection
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Lezi E, Ting Zhou, Sehwon Koh, Marian Chuang, Ruchira Sharma, Nathalie Pujol, Andrew D Chisholm, Cagla Eroglu, Hiroaki Matsunami, Dong Yan
Infections have been identified as possible risk factors for aging-related neurodegenerative diseases, but it remains unclear whether infection-related immune molecules have a causative role in neurodegeneration during aging. Here, we reveal an unexpected role of an epidermally expressed antimicrobial peptide, NLP-29 (neuropeptide-like protein 29), in triggering aging-associated dendrite degeneration in C. elegans. The age-dependent increase of nlp-29 expression is regulated by the epidermal tir-1/SARM-pmk-1/p38 MAPK innate immunity pathway...
January 3, 2018: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298683/global-accumulation-of-circrnas-during-aging-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Mariela Cortés-López, Matthew R Gruner, Daphne A Cooper, Hannah N Gruner, Alexandru-Ioan Voda, Alexander M van der Linden, Pedro Miura
BACKGROUND: Circular RNAs (CircRNAs) are a newly appreciated class of RNAs that lack free 5' and 3' ends, are expressed by the thousands in diverse forms of life, and are mostly of enigmatic function. Ostensibly due to their resistance to exonucleases, circRNAs are known to be exceptionally stable. Previous work in Drosophila and mice have shown that circRNAs increase during aging in neural tissues. RESULTS: Here, we examined the global profile of circRNAs in C...
January 3, 2018: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295479/age-dependence-and-aging-dependence-neuronal-loss-and-lifespan-in-a-c-elegans-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Javier Apfeld, Walter Fontana
It is often assumed, but not established, that the major neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson's disease, are not just age-dependent (their incidence changes with time) but actually aging-dependent (their incidence is coupled to the process that determines lifespan). To determine a dependence on the aging process requires the joint probability distribution of disease onset and lifespan. For human Parkinson's disease, such a joint distribution is not available, because the disease cuts lifespan short...
December 23, 2017: Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286457/methods-to-study-changes-in-inherent-protein-aggregation-with-age-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Nicole Groh, Ivan Gallotta, Marie C Lechler, Chaolie Huang, Raimund Jung, Della C David
In the last decades, the prevalence of neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD), has grown. These age-associated disorders are characterized by the appearance of protein aggregates with fibrillary structure in the brains of these patients. Exactly why normally soluble proteins undergo an aggregation process remains poorly understood. The discovery that protein aggregation is not limited to disease processes and instead part of the normal aging process enables the study of the molecular and cellular mechanisms that regulate protein aggregation, without using ectopically expressed human disease-associated proteins...
November 26, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286376/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-detection-of-mitophagy-in-human-cells-c-elegans-and-mice
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Evandro F Fang, Konstantinos Palikaras, Nuo Sun, Elayne M Fivenson, Ryan D Spangler, Jesse S Kerr, Stephanie A Cordonnier, Yujun Hou, Eszter Dombi, Henok Kassahun, Nektarios Tavernarakis, Joanna Poulton, Hilde Nilsen, Vilhelm A Bohr
Mitochondria are the powerhouses of cells and produce cellular energy in the form of ATP. Mitochondrial dysfunction contributes to biological aging and a wide variety of disorders including metabolic diseases, premature aging syndromes, and neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD). Maintenance of mitochondrial health depends on mitochondrial biogenesis and the efficient clearance of dysfunctional mitochondria through mitophagy. Experimental methods to accurately detect autophagy/mitophagy, especially in animal models, have been challenging to develop...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282044/ethanolic-extract-of-streblus-asper-leaves-protects-against-glutamate-induced-toxicity-in-ht22-hippocampal-neuronal-cells-and-extends-lifespan-of-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Anchalee Prasansuklab, Krai Meemon, Prasert Sobhon, Tewin Tencomnao
BACKGROUND: Although such local herb as Streblus asper (family Moraceae) has long been recognized for traditional folk medicines and important ingredient of traditional longevity formula, its anti-neurodegeneration or anti-aging activity is little known. This study aimed to investigate the neuroprotective effect of S. asper leaf extracts (SA-EE) against toxicity of glutamate-mediated oxidative stress, a crucial factor contributing to the neuronal loss in age-associated neurodegenerative diseases and the underlying mechanism as well as to evaluate its longevity effect...
December 28, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276721/measuring-oxidative-stress-in-caenorhabditis-elegans-paraquat-and-juglone-sensitivity-assays
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Megan M Senchuk, Dylan J Dues, Jeremy M Van Raamsdonk
Oxidative stress has been proposed to be one of the main causes of aging and has been implicated in the pathogenesis of many diseases. Sensitivity to oxidative stress can be measured by quantifying survival following exposure to a reactive oxygen species (ROS)-generating compound such as paraquat or juglone. Sensitivity to oxidative stress is a balance between basal levels of ROS, the ability to detoxify ROS, and the ability to repair ROS-mediated damage.
January 5, 2017: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273768/small-molecule-tfeb-pathway-agonists-that-ameliorate-metabolic-syndrome-in-mice-and-extend-c-elegans-lifespan
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Chensu Wang, Hanspeter Niederstrasser, Peter M Douglas, Rueyling Lin, Juan Jaramillo, Yang Li, Nathaniel W Olswald, Anwu Zhou, Elizabeth A McMillan, Saurabh Mendiratta, Zhaohui Wang, Tian Zhao, Zhiqaing Lin, Min Luo, Gang Huang, Rolf A Brekken, Bruce A Posner, John B MacMillan, Jinming Gao, Michael A White
Drugs that mirror the cellular effects of starvation mimics are considered promising therapeutics for common metabolic disorders, such as obesity, liver steatosis, and for ageing. Starvation, or caloric restriction, is known to activate the transcription factor EB (TFEB), a master regulator of lipid metabolism and lysosomal biogenesis and function. Here, we report a nanotechnology-enabled high-throughput screen to identify small-molecule agonists of TFEB and discover three novel compounds that promote autophagolysosomal activity...
December 22, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261338/caenorhabditis-elegans-a-convenient-in-vivo-model-for-assessing-the-impact-of-food-bioactive-components-on-obesity-aging-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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Peiyi Shen, Yiren Yue, Jolene Zheng, Yeonhwa Park
Caenorhabditis elegans is a small free-living nematode that lives in temperate soil environments. It has been widely employed as an animal model in research involving obesity, aging, and neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, because of its various advantages, such as small size, large number of progeny production, completely sequenced genome, and short life span, over traditional animal models of vertebrates. These benefits contribute to an ideal research model organism. In this review, we provide an introduction to C...
December 20, 2017: Annual Review of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260173/fucoidan-inhibits-amyloid-%C3%AE-induced-toxicity-in-transgenic-caenorhabditis-elegans-by-reducing-the-accumulation-of-amyloid-%C3%AE-and-decreasing-the-production-of-reactive-oxygen-species
#14
Xuelian Wang, Kaixuan Yi, Yan Zhao
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common age-related neurodegenerative disorder. As the aging population is increasing, AD is becoming one of the leading causes of disability and death among the elderly. However, currently there is no cure for this disease. Fucoidan is a complex sulfated polysaccharide mainly found in brown seaweed. Recent studies have shown that fucoidan is neuroprotective and may have potential to be used for treating and/or preventing neurodegenerative diseases such as AD. In this study, we investigated the effects and possible mechanisms of fucoidan on Abeta induced toxicity in a transgenic Caenorhabditis elegans (C...
December 20, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234427/a-chinese-herbal-formula-gengnianchun-ameliorates-%C3%AE-amyloid-peptide-toxicity-in-a-caenorhabditis-elegans-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Fanhui Meng, Jun Li, Yanqiu Rao, Wenjun Wang, Yan Fu
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is an age-related neurodegenerative disorder, and the few drugs that are currently available only treat the symptoms. Traditional medicine or phytotherapy has been shown to protect against AD. In our previous studies, Gengnianchun (GNC), a traditional Chinese medicine formula with a prolongevity effect, protected against Aβ-induced cytotoxicity in pheochromocytoma cells (PC-12 cells) and hippocampal cells. Here, we investigated the effects and possible mechanisms by which GNC protected against Aβ toxicity using transgenic Caenorhabditis elegans CL4176...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222621/lifespan-extension-of-caenorhabditis-elegans-by-butyricicoccus-pullicaecorum-and-megasphaera-elsdenii-with-probiotic-potential
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Gayeung Kwon, Jiyun Lee, Jong-Ho Koh, Young-Hee Lim
Butyricicoccus pullicaecorum and Megasphaera elsdenii inhabit the human intestine and have probiotic potential. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of B. pullicaecorum and M. elsdenii on the lifespan of Caenorhabditis elegans. They significantly (P < 0.05) extended the lifespan of C. elegans compared with Escherichia coli OP50, a standard food for the worm. Analysis of age-related biomarkers such as lipofuscin, body size, and locomotory activity showed that they retarded aging. They all failed to extend the lifespan of daf-12 or dbl-1 loss-of-function C...
December 8, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216338/transcriptome-states-reflect-imaging-of-aging-states
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D Mark Eckley, Christopher E Coletta, Nikita V Orlov, Mark A Wilson, Wendy Iser, Paul Bastian, Elin Lehrmann, Yonqing Zhang, Kevin G Becker, Ilya G Goldberg
In this study, we describe a morphological biomarker that detects multiple discrete sub-populations (or "age states") at several chronological ages in a population of nematodes (C. elegans). We determined the frequencies of three healthy adult states and the timing of the transitions between them across the lifespan. We used short-lived and long-lived strains to confirm the general applicability of the state classifier and to monitor state progression. This exploration revealed healthy and unhealthy states, the former being favored in long-lived strains and the latter showing delayed onset...
December 5, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214707/movement-decline-across-lifespan-of-caenorhabditis-elegans-mutants-in-the-insulin-insulin-like-signaling-pathway
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Breanne L Newell Stamper, James R Cypser, Katerina Kechris, David Alan Kitzenberg, Patricia M Tedesco, Thomas E Johnson
Research in aging biology has identified several pathways that are molecularly conserved across species that extend lifespan when mutated. The insulin/insulin-like signaling (IIS) pathway is one of the most widely studied of these. It has been assumed that extending lifespan also extends healthspan (the period of life with minimal functional loss). However, data supporting this assumption conflict and recent evidence suggest that life extension may, in and of itself, extend the frail period. In this study, we use Caenorhabditis elegans to further probe the link between lifespan and healthspan...
December 7, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211978/revamping-mitochondrial-shape-to-live-longer
#19
Lena Pernas, Luca Scorrano
Whether and how mitochondria connect reduced energy intake to healthy aging are unclear. In this issue of Cell Metabolism, Weir et al. (2017) find that constitutive AMPK activation and dietary restriction promote longevity in C. elegans via remodeling of the mitochondrial network and fatty acid oxidation in peripheral tissues.
December 5, 2017: Cell Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186117/maternal-age-generates-phenotypic-variation-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#20
Marcos Francisco Perez, Mirko Francesconi, Cristina Hidalgo-Carcedo, Ben Lehner
Genetically identical individuals that grow in the same environment often show substantial phenotypic variation within populations of organisms as diverse as bacteria, nematodes, rodents and humans. With some exceptions, the causes are poorly understood. Here we show that isogenic Caenorhabditis elegans nematodes vary in their size at hatching, speed of development, growth rate, starvation resistance, fecundity, and also in the rate of development of their germline relative to that of somatic tissues. We show that the primary cause of this variation is the age of an individual's mother, with the progeny of young mothers exhibiting several phenotypic impairments...
December 7, 2017: Nature
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