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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209513/isoamyl-alcohol-odor-promotes-longevity-and-stress-tolerance-via-daf-16-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#1
Chiho Kurino, Tsubasa Furuhashi, Kaori Sudoh, Kazuichi Sakamoto
The possibility that odor plays a role in lifespan regulation through effects on the nervous system is indicated by research on Caenorhabditis elegans. In fact, ablation of AWA and AWC, which are suggested as olfactory neurons, has been shown to extend lifespan via DAF-16, a homolog of FoxO. However, the effects of odor stimuli on the lifespan still remain unclear. Thus, we here aimed to clarify the effect of attractive and repulsive odors on longevity and stress tolerance in C. elegans and to analyze the pathways thereof...
February 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198373/hormetic-heat-stress-and-hsf-1-induce-autophagy-to-improve-survival-and-proteostasis-in-c-elegans
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Caroline Kumsta, Jessica T Chang, Jessica Schmalz, Malene Hansen
Stress-response pathways have evolved to maintain cellular homeostasis and to ensure the survival of organisms under changing environmental conditions. Whereas severe stress is detrimental, mild stress can be beneficial for health and survival, known as hormesis. Although the universally conserved heat-shock response regulated by transcription factor HSF-1 has been implicated as an effector mechanism, the role and possible interplay with other cellular processes, such as autophagy, remains poorly understood...
February 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194725/otophylloside-b-protects-against-a%C3%AE-toxicity-in-caenorhabditis-elegans-models-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#3
Jie Yang, Xiao-Bing Huang, Qin-Li Wan, Ai-Jun Ding, Zhong-Lin Yang, Ming-Hua Qiu, Hua-Ying Sun, Shu-Hua Qi, Huai-Rong Luo
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a major public health concern worldwide and the few drugs currently available only treat the symptoms. Hence, there is a strong need to find more effective anti-AD agents. Cynanchum otophyllum is a traditional Chinese medicine for treating epilepsy, and otophylloside B (Ot B), isolated from C. otophyllum, is the essential active component. Having previously identified anti-aging effects of Ot B, we evaluated Ot B for AD prevention in C. elegans models of AD and found that Ot B extended lifespan, increased heat stress-resistance, delayed body paralysis, and increased the chemotaxis response...
February 13, 2017: Natural Products and Bioprospecting
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179390/natural-genetic-variation-in-the-caenorhabditis-elegans-response-to-pseudomonas-aeruginosa
#4
Natalia Martin, Jogender Singh, Alejandro Aballay
Caenorhabditis elegans responds to pathogenic microorganisms by activating its innate immune system, which consists of physical barriers, behavioral responses, and microbial killing mechanisms. We examined whether natural variation plays a role in the response of C. elegans to Pseudomonas aeruginosa using two C. elegans strains that carry the same allele of npr-1, a gene that encodes a G-protein-coupled receptor related to mammalian neuropeptide Y receptors, but that differ in their genetic backgrounds. Strains carrying an allele for the NPR-1 215F isoform have been shown to exhibit lack of pathogen avoidance behavior and deficient immune response towards P...
February 7, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178240/c-elegans-neurons-jettison-protein-aggregates-and-mitochondria-under-neurotoxic-stress
#5
Ilija Melentijevic, Marton L Toth, Meghan L Arnold, Ryan J Guasp, Girish Harinath, Ken C Nguyen, Daniel Taub, J Alex Parker, Christian Neri, Christopher V Gabel, David H Hall, Monica Driscoll
The toxicity of misfolded proteins and mitochondrial dysfunction are pivotal factors that promote age-associated functional neuronal decline and neurodegenerative disease. Accordingly, neurons invest considerable cellular resources in chaperones, protein degradation, autophagy and mitophagy to maintain proteostasis and mitochondrial quality. Complicating the challenges of neuroprotection, misfolded human disease proteins and mitochondria can move into neighbouring cells via unknown mechanisms, which may promote pathological spread...
February 8, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166831/characterization-and-function-analysis-of-a-novel-gene-hc-maoc-1-in-the-parasitic-nematode-haemonochus-contortus
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Haojie Ding, Hengzhi Shi, Yu Shi, Xiaolu Guo, Xiuping Zheng, Xueqiu Chen, Qianjin Zhou, Yi Yang, Aifang Du
BACKGROUND: Enoyl-CoA hydratase (MAOC) is required for the biosynthesis of the fatty acid-derive side chains of the ascaroside via peroxisome β-oxidation in the free-living nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. The derivative of dideoxy-sugar, ascarylose is used as dauer pheromones or daumones to induce development of the stress-resistant dauer larvae stage. METHODS: Hc-maoc-1 gene was obtained by searching the Wellcome Trusts Sanger Institute's H. contortus genomic database...
February 6, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166192/insulin-like-signalling-to-the-maternal-germline-controls-progeny-response-to-osmotic-stress
#7
Nicholas O Burton, Tokiko Furuta, Amy K Webster, Rebecca E W Kaplan, L Ryan Baugh, Swathi Arur, H Robert Horvitz
In 1893 August Weismann proposed that information about the environment could not pass from somatic cells to germ cells, a hypothesis now known as the Weismann barrier. However, recent studies have indicated that parental exposure to environmental stress can modify progeny physiology and that parental stress can contribute to progeny disorders. The mechanisms regulating these phenomena are poorly understood. We report that the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans can protect itself from osmotic stress by entering a state of arrested development and can protect its progeny from osmotic stress by increasing the expression of the glycerol biosynthetic enzyme GPDH-2 in progeny...
February 6, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165511/rdrp-synthesized-antisense-ribosomal-sirnas-silence-pre-rrna-via-the-nuclear-rnai-pathway
#8
Xufei Zhou, Xuezhu Feng, Hui Mao, Mu Li, Fei Xu, Kai Hu, Shouhong Guang
Expression of rRNA affects cell growth and proliferation, but mechanisms that modulate rRNA levels are poorly understood. We conducted a genetic screen for factors that negatively regulate generation of endogenous short interfering RNA (endo-siRNA) in Caenorhabditis elegans and identified a suppressor of siRNA (susi-1) and antisense ribosomal siRNAs (risiRNAs). risiRNAs show sequence complementary to 18S and 26S rRNAs and require RNA-dependent RNA polymerases (RdRPs) for their production. They act through the nuclear RNA interference (RNAi) pathway to downregulate pre-rRNA...
February 6, 2017: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144697/molecular-characterization-and-expression-analysis-of-p38-mapk-gene-and-protein-in-aquatic-midge-chironomus-riparius-diptera-chironomidae-exposed-to-environmental-contaminants
#9
Sun-Young Park, Jinhee Choi
P38 Mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK), an important signaling protein involved in various cellular processes, including stress responses, has been well characterized in model organisms. P38 has been identified in a number of insects, including the genus Drosophila; however, its homologue in Chironomus riparius has not yet been identified. In this study, we identified and characterized p38 MAPK (Crp38) gene in C. riparius using a transcriptome database that was previously generated 454 GS-FLX pyrosequencing...
January 31, 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143946/cellular-proteomes-drive-tissue-specific-regulation-of-the-heat-shock-response
#10
Jian Ma, Christopher E Grant, Rosemary N Plagens, Lindsey N Barrett, Karen S Kim Guisbert, Eric Guisbert
The heat shock response (HSR) is a cellular stress response that senses protein misfolding and restores protein folding homeostasis, or proteostasis. We previously identified an HSR regulatory network in Caenorhabditis elegans consisting of highly conserved genes that have important cellular roles in maintaining proteostasis. Unexpectedly, the effects of these genes on the heat shock response are distinctly tissue-specific. Here, we explore this apparent discrepancy and find that muscle-specific regulation of the HSR by the TRiC/CCT chaperonin is not driven by an enrichment of TRiC/CCT in muscle, but rather by the levels of one of its most abundant substrates, actin...
January 30, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133928/n-%C3%AE-l-glutamyl-l-selenomethionine-enhances-stress-resistance-and-ameliorates-aging-indicators-via-the-selenoprotein-trxr-1-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#11
Chun-Han Chang, Chi-Tang Ho, Vivian Hsiu-Chuan Liao
SCOPE: Selenium is an essential trace nutrient for human health. This study investigates the organic form of selenium, N-γ-(L-Glutamyl)-L-selenomethionine (Glu-SeMet), for its effects on aging indicators and stress resistance. The role of the selenoprotein TRXR-1 was also evaluated in Caenorhabditis elegans. METHODS AND RESULTS: Glu-SeMet-treated wild-type N2 worms showed increased survival upon oxidative and thermal stress challenges. However, Glu-SeMet treatment did not extend the lifespan of wild-type N2 C...
January 29, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132512/cardiac-light-chain-amyloidosis-the-role-of-metal-ions-in-oxidative-stress-and-mitochondrial-damage
#12
Luisa Diomede, Margherita Romeo, Paola Rognoni, Marten Beeg, Claudia Foray, Elena Ghibaudi, Giovanni Palladini, Robert Alan Cherny, Laura Verga, Gian Luca Capello, Vittorio Perfetti, Fabio Fiordaliso, G Merlini, Mario Salmona
<b>Aims: </b>The knowledge of the mechanism underlying the cardiac damage in immunoglobulin light chain (LC) amyloidosis (AL) is essential to develop novel therapies and improve patients' outcome. Although an active role of radical oxygen species (ROS) in LC-induced cardiotoxicity has already been envisaged, the actual mechanisms behind their generation remain elusive. This study was aimed at further dissecting the action of ROS generated by cardiotoxic LC in vivo and investigating whether transition metal ions are involved in this process...
January 28, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128482/piceatannol-extends-the-lifespan-of-caenorhabditis-elegans-via-daf-16
#13
Peiyi Shen, Yiren Yue, Quancai Sun, Nandita Kasireddy, Kee-Hong Kim, Yeonhwa Park
Piceatannol is a natural stilbene with many beneficial effects, such as antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, antiatherogenic activities; however, its role on aging is not known. In this study, we used Caenorhabditis elegans as an animal model to study the effect of piceatannol on its lifespan and investigated the underlying mechanisms. The results showed that 50 and 100 µM piceatannol significantly extended the lifespan of C. elegans without altering the growth rate, worm size and progeny production. Piceatannol delayed the age-related decline of pumping rate and locomotive activity, and protected the worms from heat and oxidative stress...
January 27, 2017: BioFactors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122825/endogenous-rnai-pathways-are-required-in-neurons-for-dauer-formation-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#14
Pallavi S Bharadwaj, Sarah E Hall
Animals can adapt to unfavorable environments through changes in physiology or behavior. In the nematode, C. elegans, environmental conditions perceived early in development determine whether the animal enters either the reproductive cycle or enters into an alternative diapause stage named dauer. Here, we show that endogenous RNAi pathways play a role in dauer formation in crowding (high pheromone), starvation, and high temperature conditions. Disruption of the Mutator proteins or the nuclear Argonaute CSR-1 result in differential dauer-deficient phenotypes that are dependent upon the experienced environmental stress...
January 25, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119113/quantitative-proteomics-analysis-of-caenorhabditis-elegans-upon-germ-cell-loss
#15
Yuan-Zhu Pu, Qin-Li Wan, Ai-Jun Ding, Huai-Rong Luo, Gui-Sheng Wu
: The abrogation of the germ cells in Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) by either genetic means or cell ablation results in about 60% increase of longevity. Upon the inhibition of germline stem cell proliferation, certain signaling molecules inhibit the target of rapamycin (TOR), activate the transcription factors including DAF-16, DAF-12, and PHA-4, leading to altered fatty acid lipolysis, autophagy, stress resistance, and the extended lifespan. But the exact cascades and interactions of those signaling pathways are still obscure...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114319/reduced-insulin-insulin-like-growth-factor-receptor-signaling-mitigates-defective-dendrite-morphogenesis-in-mutants-of-the-er-stress-sensor-ire-1
#16
Yehuda Salzberg, Andrew J Coleman, Kevin Celestrin, Moran Cohen-Berkman, Thomas Biederer, Sivan Henis-Korenblit, Hannes E Bülow
Neurons receive excitatory or sensory inputs through their dendrites, which often branch extensively to form unique neuron-specific structures. How neurons regulate the formation of their particular arbor is only partially understood. In genetic screens using the multidendritic arbor of PVD somatosensory neurons in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans, we identified a mutation in the ER stress sensor IRE-1/Ire1 (inositol requiring enzyme 1) as crucial for proper PVD dendrite arborization in vivo. We further found that regulation of dendrite growth in cultured rat hippocampal neurons depends on Ire1 function, showing an evolutionarily conserved role for IRE-1/Ire1 in dendrite patterning...
January 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105749/octopamine-enhances-oxidative-stress-resistance-through-the-fasting-responsive-transcription-factor-daf-16-foxo-in%C3%A2-c-%C3%A2-elegans
#17
Haruka Hoshikawa, Masaharu Uno, Sakiko Honjoh, Eisuke Nishida
Dietary restriction regimens lead to enhanced stress resistance and extended life span in many species through the regulation of fasting and/or diet-responsive mechanisms. The fasting stimulus is perceived by sensory neurons and causes behavioral and metabolic adaptations. Octopamine (OA), one of the Caenorhabditis elegans neurotransmitters, is involved in behavioral adaptations, and its levels are increased under fasting conditions. However, it remains largely unknown how OA contributes to the fasting responses...
January 20, 2017: Genes to Cells: Devoted to Molecular & Cellular Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098556/genetic-defects-in-%C3%AE-spectrin-and-tau-sensitize-c-elegans-axons-to-movement-induced-damage-via-torque-tension-coupling
#18
Michael Krieg, Jan Stühmer, Juan G Cueva, Richard Fetter, Kerri Spilker, Daniel Cremers, Kang Shen, Alexander R Dunn, Miriam B Goodman
Our bodies are in constant motion and so are the neurons that invade each tissue. Motion-induced neuron deformation and damage are associated with several neurodegenerative conditions. Here, we investigated the question of how the neuronal cytoskeleton protects axons and dendrites from mechanical stress, exploiting mutations in UNC-70 β-spectrin, PTL-1 tau/MAP2-like and MEC-7 β-tubulin proteins in Caenorhabditis elegans. We found that mechanical stress induces supercoils and plectonemes in the sensory axons of spectrin and tau double mutants...
January 18, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094002/the-rfamide-receptor-dmsr-1-regulates-stress-induced-sleep-in-c-elegans
#19
Michael J Iannacone, Isabel Beets, Lindsey E Lopes, Matthew A Churgin, Christopher Fang-Yen, Matthew D Nelson, Liliane Schoofs, David M Raizen
In response to environments that cause cellular stress, animals engage in sleep behavior that facilitates recovery from the stress. In Caenorhabditis elegans, stress-induced sleep(SIS) is regulated by cytokine activation of the ALA neuron, which releases FLP-13 neuropeptides characterized by an amidated arginine-phenylalanine (RFamide) C-terminus motif. By performing an unbiased genetic screen for mutants that impair the somnogenic effects of FLP-13 neuropeptides, we identified the gene dmsr-1, which encodes a G-protein coupled receptor similar to an insect RFamide receptor...
January 17, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089866/inhibition-of-chaperone-mediated-autophagy-prevents-glucotoxicity-in-the-caenorhabditis-elegans-mev-1-mutant-by-activation-of-the-proteasome
#20
Dorothé Jenni Eisermann, Uwe Wenzel, Elena Fitzenberger
Chronic hyperglycemia is a hallmark of diabetes mellitus and the main cause of diabetes-associated complications. Increased intracellular glucose levels lead to damaged proteins and in consequence disturb cellular proteostasis. As an important contributor to the maintenance and restoration of proteostasis, autophagy mediates the lysosomal degradation of damaged proteins or entire cellular organelles. In the present study we used the stress-sensitive mev-1 mutant of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans in order to assess the role of lmp-2, a homologue of the lysosome associated membrane protein type 2A, in the context of glucotoxicity, which was achieved by feeding glucose in a liquid medium...
January 12, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
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