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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333578/hormetic-heat-shock-and-hsf-1-overexpression-improve-c-elegans-survival-by-inducing-autophagy
#1
Caroline Kumsta, Malene Hansen
The cellular recycling process of macroautophagy/autophagy is an essential homeostatic system induced by various stresses, but it remains unclear how autophagy contributes to organismal stress resistance. In a recent study, we report that a mild and physiologically beneficial ("hormetic") heat shock as well as overexpression of the heat-shock responsive transcription factor HSF-1 systemically increases autophagy in C. elegans. Accordingly, we found HSF-1- and heat stress-inducible autophagy to be required for C...
March 23, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325813/aging-effects-of-caenorhabditis-elegans-ryanodine-receptor-variants-corresponding-to-human-myopathic-mutations
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Katie Nicoll Baines, Célia Ferreira, Philip M Hopkins, Marie-Anne Shaw, Ian A Hope
Delaying the decline in skeletal muscle function will be critical to better maintenance of an active life-style in old age. The skeletal muscle ryanodine receptor, the major intracellular membrane channel through which calcium ions pass to elicit muscle contraction, is central to calcium ion balance, and is hypothesized to be a significant factor for age-related decline in muscle function. The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans is a key model system for the study of human aging and strains with modified C. elegans ryanodine receptors corresponding to human myopathic variants linked with malignant hyperthermia and related conditions were generated...
March 21, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306505/identification-of-an-rna-polymerase-iii-regulator-linked-to-disease-associated-protein-aggregation
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Olga Sin, Tristan de Jong, Alejandro Mata-Cabana, Michelle Kudron, Mohamad Amr Zaini, Francesco A Aprile, Renée I Seinstra, Esther Stroo, Roméo Willinge Prins, Céline N Martineau, Hai Hui Wang, Wytse Hogewerf, Anne Steinhof, Erich E Wanker, Michele Vendruscolo, Cornelis F Calkhoven, Valerie Reinke, Victor Guryev, Ellen A A Nollen
Protein aggregation is associated with age-related neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's and polyglutamine diseases. As a causal relationship between protein aggregation and neurodegeneration remains elusive, understanding the cellular mechanisms regulating protein aggregation will help develop future treatments. To identify such mechanisms, we conducted a forward genetic screen in a C. elegans model of polyglutamine aggregation and identified the protein MOAG-2/LIR-3 as a driver of protein aggregation...
March 16, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299394/caenorhabditis-elegans-as-a-powerful-alternative-model-organism-to-promote-research-in-genetic-toxicology-and-biomedicine
#4
REVIEW
Sebastian Honnen
In view of increased life expectancy the risk for disturbed integrity of genetic information increases. This inevitably holds the implication for higher incidence of age-related diseases leading to considerable cost increase in health care systems. To develop preventive strategies it is crucial to evaluate external and internal noxae as possible threats to our DNA. Especially the interplay of DNA damage response (DDR) and DNA repair (DR) mechanisms needs further deciphering. Moreover, there is a distinct need for alternative in vivo test systems for basic research and also risk assessment in toxicology...
March 15, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288699/longevity-regulation-by-nmd-mediated-mrna-quality-control
#5
Heehwa G Son, Seung-Jae V Lee
Proper maintenance of biological components is crucial for longevity and healthy aging. Although the role of homeostatic maintenance systems for DNA and protein in longevity is established, it remained largely unknown for RNA. In our recent work, we show that nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD) promotes longevity in the roundworm C. elegans by enhancing RNA quality control. We find that the activity of NMD decreases during aging, raising the possibility that RNA quality declines in old animals. We then show that key components of NMD complex are required for long lifespan in C...
March 14, 2017: BMB Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282438/a-new-caenorhabditis-elegans-model-of-human-huntingtin-513-aggregation-and-toxicity-in-body-wall-muscles
#6
Amy L Lee, Hailey M Ung, L Paul Sands, Elise A Kikis
Expanded polyglutamine repeats in different proteins are the known determinants of at least nine progressive neurodegenerative disorders whose symptoms include cognitive and motor impairment that worsen as patients age. One such disorder is Huntington's Disease (HD) that is caused by a polyglutamine expansion in the human huntingtin protein (htt). The polyglutamine expansion destabilizes htt leading to protein misfolding, which in turn triggers neurodegeneration and the disruption of energy metabolism in muscle cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276441/rna-surveillance-via-nonsense-mediated-mrna-decay-is-crucial-for-longevity-in-daf-2-insulin-igf-1-mutant-c-elegans
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Heehwa G Son, Mihwa Seo, Seokjin Ham, Wooseon Hwang, Dongyeop Lee, Seon Woo A An, Murat Artan, Keunhee Seo, Rachel Kaletsky, Rachel N Arey, Youngjae Ryu, Chang Man Ha, Yoon Ki Kim, Coleen T Murphy, Tae-Young Roh, Hong Gil Nam, Seung-Jae V Lee
Long-lived organisms often feature more stringent protein and DNA quality control. However, whether RNA quality control mechanisms, such as nonsense-mediated mRNA decay (NMD), which degrades both abnormal as well as some normal transcripts, have a role in organismal aging remains unexplored. Here we show that NMD mediates longevity in C. elegans strains with mutations in daf-2/insulin/insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor. We find that daf-2 mutants display enhanced NMD activity and reduced levels of potentially aberrant transcripts...
March 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276029/assessing-mitochondrial-selective-autophagy-in-the-nematode-caenorhabditis-elegans
#8
Konstantinos Palikaras, Nektarios Tavernarakis
Eukaryotic cells heavily depend on ATP generated by oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) within mitochondria. Besides being the main suppliers of cell's energy, mitochondria also provide an additional compartment for a wide range of cellular processes and metabolic pathways. Mitochondria constantly undergo fusion/fission events and form a mitochondrial network, which is a highly dynamic, tubular structure allowing for rapid and continuous exchange of genetic material, as well as, targeting dysfunctional mitochondria for degradation through mitochondrial selective autophagy (mitophagy)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272406/o-glcnacylation-of-skn-1-modulates-the-lifespan-and-oxidative-stress-resistance-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#9
Hongyuan Li, Xin Liu, Dan Wang, Liangping Su, Tingting Zhao, Zhongwei Li, Cong Lin, Yu Zhang, Baiqu Huang, Jun Lu, Xiaoxue Li
In C. elegans, the transcription factor skinhead-1 (SKN-1), the ortholog of human NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf-2), plays important roles in oxidative stress defense and aging processes. It has been documented that the activity of SKN-1 is regulated by its phosphorylation modification. However, whether other posttranslational modifications of SKN-1 affect its function remains unclear to date. Here we report, for the first time, that SKN-1 is O-GlcNAcylated at Ser470 and Thr493 by O-GlcNActransferase OGT-1. By generating the double mutations of Ser470/Thr493 in the wild type and skn-1(zu67) worms, respectively, we found that disruption of O-GlcNAc modification on SKN-1 repressed the accumulation of SKN-1 in the intestinal nuclei, and decreased the activities of SKN-1 in modulating lifespan and oxidative stress resistance...
March 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265360/a-nutritional-supplement-containing-lactoferrin-stimulates-the-immune-system-extends-lifespan-and-reduces-amyloid-%C3%AE-peptide-toxicity-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Patricia Martorell, Silvia Llopis, Nuria Gonzalez, Daniel Ramón, Gabriel Serrano, Ana Torrens, Juan M Serrano, Maria Navarro, Salvador Genovés
Lactoferrin is a highly multifunctional glycoprotein involved in many physiological functions, including regulation of iron absorption and immune responses. Moreover, there is increasing evidence for neuroprotective effects of lactoferrin. We used Caenorhabditis elegans as a model to test the protective effects, both on phenotype and transcriptome, of a nutraceutical product based on lactoferrin liposomes. In a dose-dependent manner, the lactoferrin-based product protected against acute oxidative stress and extended lifespan of C...
March 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249563/genome-wide-transcriptomics-of-aging-in-the-rotifer-brachionus-manjavacas-an-emerging-model-system
#11
Kristin E Gribble, David B Mark Welch
BACKGROUND: Understanding gene expression changes over lifespan in diverse animal species will lead to insights to conserved processes in the biology of aging and allow development of interventions to improve health. Rotifers are small aquatic invertebrates that have been used in aging studies for nearly 100 years and are now re-emerging as a modern model system. To provide a baseline to evaluate genetic responses to interventions that change health throughout lifespan and a framework for new hypotheses about the molecular genetic mechanisms of aging, we examined the transcriptome of an asexual female lineage of the rotifer Brachionus manjavacas at five life stages: eggs, neonates, and early-, late-, and post-reproductive adults...
March 1, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243620/dataset-of-proteomics-analysis-of-aging-c-elegans-exposed-to-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-strain-pa01
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Christina D King, Daljeet Singh, Kyle Holden, Annie B Govan, Scott Keith, Arjumand Ghazi, Renã A S Robinson
Here, we present the proteomics dataset of young and middle-aged Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) exposed to Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa strain PA01), which is related to the article "Proteomic Identification of Virulence-Related Factors in Young and Aging C. elegans infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa" (C. D. King et. al, in-revisions). This dataset was generated to better understand the effects of aging on molecular mechanisms involved in host response to pathogen exposure. Protein from C. elegans of different age and exposure to P...
April 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241407/survival-assays-using-caenorhabditis-elegans
#13
REVIEW
Hae-Eun H Park, Yoonji Jung, Seung-Jae V Lee
Caenorhabditis elegans is an important model organism with many useful features, including rapid development and aging, easy cultivation, and genetic tractability. Survival assays using C. elegans are powerful methods for studying physiological processes. In this review, we describe diverse types of C. elegans survival assays and discuss the aims, uses, and advantages of specific assays. C. elegans survival assays have played key roles in identifying novel genetic factors that regulate many aspects of animal physiology, such as aging and lifespan, stress response, and immunity against pathogens...
February 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239780/sesamin-extends-lifespan-through-pathways-related-to-dietary-restriction-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Yumiko Nakatani, Yukie Yaguchi, Tomomi Komura, Masakazu Nakadai, Kenji Terao, Eriko Kage-Nakadai, Yoshikazu Nishikawa
PURPOSE: Sesamin, a polyphenolic compound found in sesame seeds, has been reported to exert a variety of beneficial health effects. We have previously reported that sesamin increases the lifespan of Caenorhabditis elegans. In this study, we investigated the molecular mechanisms underlying the longevity effect of sesamin in C. elegans. METHODS: Starting from three days of age, Caenorhabditis elegans animals were fed a standard diet alone or supplemented with sesamin...
February 26, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220799/impact-of-genetic-background-and-experimental-reproducibility-on-identifying-chemical-compounds-with-robust-longevity-effects
#15
Mark Lucanic, W Todd Plummer, Esteban Chen, Jailynn Harke, Anna C Foulger, Brian Onken, Anna L Coleman-Hulbert, Kathleen J Dumas, Suzhen Guo, Erik Johnson, Dipa Bhaumik, Jian Xue, Anna B Crist, Michael P Presley, Girish Harinath, Christine A Sedore, Manish Chamoli, Shaunak Kamat, Michelle K Chen, Suzanne Angeli, Christina Chang, John H Willis, Daniel Edgar, Mary Anne Royal, Elizabeth A Chao, Shobhna Patel, Theo Garrett, Carolina Ibanez-Ventoso, June Hope, Jason L Kish, Max Guo, Gordon J Lithgow, Monica Driscoll, Patrick C Phillips
Limiting the debilitating consequences of ageing is a major medical challenge of our time. Robust pharmacological interventions that promote healthy ageing across diverse genetic backgrounds may engage conserved longevity pathways. Here we report results from the Caenorhabditis Intervention Testing Program in assessing longevity variation across 22 Caenorhabditis strains spanning 3 species, using multiple replicates collected across three independent laboratories. Reproducibility between test sites is high, whereas individual trial reproducibility is relatively low...
February 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198373/hormetic-heat-stress-and-hsf-1-induce-autophagy-to-improve-survival-and-proteostasis-in-c-elegans
#16
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/28196094/innate-immunity-mediated-longevity-and-longevity-induced-by-germ-cell-removal-converge-on-the-c-type-lectin-domain-protein-irg-7
#17
Elad Yunger, Modi Safra, Mor Levi-Ferber, Anat Haviv-Chesner, Sivan Henis-Korenblit
In C. elegans, removal of the germline triggers molecular events in the neighboring intestine, which sends an anti-aging signal to the rest of the animal. In this study, we identified an innate immunity related gene, named irg-7, as a novel mediator of longevity in germlineless animals. We consider irg-7 to be an integral downstream component of the germline longevity pathway because its expression increases upon germ cell removal and its depletion interferes with the activation of the longevity-promoting transcription factors DAF-16 and DAF-12 in germlineless animals...
February 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194725/otophylloside-b-protects-against-a%C3%AE-toxicity-in-caenorhabditis-elegans-models-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#18
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/28178240/c-elegans-neurons-jettison-protein-aggregates-and-mitochondria-under-neurotoxic-stress
#19
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 16, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177875/metabolomic-signature-associated-with-reproduction-regulated-aging-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#20
Qin-Li Wan, Xiaohuo Shi, Jiangxin Liu, Ai-Jun Ding, Yuan-Zhu Pu, Zhigang Li, Gui-Sheng Wu, Huai-Rong Luo
In Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans), ablation of germline stem cells (GSCs) leads to infertility, which extends lifespan. It has been reported that aging and reproduction are both inextricably associated with metabolism. However, few studies have investigated the roles of polar small molecules metabolism in regulating longevity by reproduction. In this work, we combined the nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and ultra-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS) to profile the water-soluble metabolome in C...
February 6, 2017: Aging
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