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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817671/immunohistochemical-analysis-reveals-variations-in-proteasome-tissue-expression-in-c-elegans
#1
Elisa Mikkonen, Caj Haglund, Carina I Holmberg
The ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) plays a crucial part in normal cell function by mediating intracellular protein clearance. We have previously shown that UPS-mediated protein degradation varies in a cell type-specific manner in C. elegans. Here, we use formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded C. elegans sections to enable studies on endogenous proteasome tissue expression. We show that the proteasome immunoreactivity pattern differs between cell types and within subcellular compartments in adult wild-type (N2) C...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814374/from-bench-laboratory-to-bed-hospital-home-how-to-explore-effective-natural-and-synthetic-pak1-blockers-longevity-promoters-for-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Hiroshi Maruta, Mok-Ryeon Ahn
PAK family kinases are RAC/CDC42-activated kinases that were first found in a soil amoeba 4 decades ago, and 2 decades later, were discovered in mammals as well. Since then at least 6 members of this family have been identified in mammals. One of them called PAK1 has been best studied so far, mainly because it is essential not only for malignant cell growth and metastasis, but also for many other diseases/disorders such as diabetes (type 2), AD (Alzheimer's disease), hypertension, and a variety of inflammatory or infectious diseases, which definitely shorten our lifespan...
August 9, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808619/gastrointestinal-parasites-in-captive-and-free-ranging-cebus-albifrons-in-the-western-amazon-ecuador
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Sarah Martin-Solano, Gabriel A Carrillo-Bilbao, William Ramirez, Maritza Celi-Erazo, Marie-Claude Huynen, Bruno Levecke, Washington Benitez-Ortiz, Bertrand Losson
Currently, there is a lack of surveys that report the occurrence of gastrointestinal parasites in the white-headed capuchin monkey (Cebus albifrons). We therefore assessed the presence and richness (= number of different parasite genera) of parasites in C. albifrons in wildlife refuges (n = 11) and in a free-ranging group near a human village (n = 15) in the Ecuadorian Amazon. In the 78 samples collected (median of 3 samples per animal), we identified a total of 6 genera of gastrointestinal parasites, representing protozoa, nematodes, acanthocephalans and cestodes...
December 2017: International Journal for Parasitology. Parasites and Wildlife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801529/silencing-of-repetitive-dna-is-controlled-by-a-member-of-an-unusual-caenorhabditis-elegans-gene-family
#4
Eduardo Leyva-Díaz, Nikolaos Stefanakis, Inés Carrera, Lori Glenwinkel, Guoqiang Wang, Monica Driscoll, Oliver Hobert
Repetitive DNA sequences are subject to gene silencing in various animal species. Under specific circumstances repetitive DNA sequences can escape such silencing. For example, when exogenously added, extrachromosomal DNA sequences that are stably inherited in multicopy repetitive arrays in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans are frequently silenced in the germline, whereas such silencing often does not occur in the soma. This indicates that somatic cells might utilize factors that prevent repetitive DNA silencing...
August 11, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783712/machine-learning-for-predicting-lifespan-extending-chemical-compounds
#5
Diogo G Barardo, Danielle Newby, Daniel Thornton, Taravat Ghafourian, João Pedro de Magalhães, Alex A Freitas
Increasing age is a risk factor for many diseases; therefore developing pharmacological interventions that slow down ageing and consequently postpone the onset of many age-related diseases is highly desirable. In this work we analyse data from the DrugAge database, which contains chemical compounds and their effect on the lifespan of model organisms. Predictive models were built using the machine learning method random forests to predict whether or not a chemical compound will increase Caenorhabditis elegans' lifespan, using as features Gene Ontology (GO) terms annotated for proteins targeted by the compounds and chemical descriptors calculated from each compound's chemical structure...
July 18, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772063/the-%C3%AF-3-fatty-acid-%C3%AE-linolenic-acid-extends-caenorhabditis-elegans-lifespan-via-nhr-49-ppar%C3%AE-and-oxidation-to-oxylipins
#6
Wenbo Qi, Gloria E Gutierrez, Xiaoli Gao, Hong Dixon, Joe A McDonough, Ann M Marini, Alfred L Fisher
The dietary intake of ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids has been linked to a reduction in the incidence of aging-associated disease including cardiovascular disease and stroke. Additionally, long-lived Caenorhabditis elegans glp-1 germ line-less mutant animals show a number of changes in lipid metabolism including the increased production of the ω-3 fatty acid, α-linolenic acid (ALA). Here, we show that the treatment of C. elegans with ALA produces a dose-dependent increase in lifespan. The increased longevity of the glp-1 mutant animals is known to be dependent on both the NHR-49/PPARα and SKN-1/Nrf2 transcription factors, although the mechanisms involved are incompletely understood...
August 3, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758895/hif-1-dependent-regulation-of-lifespan-in-caenorhabditis-elegans-by-the-acyl-coa-binding-protein-maa-1
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Mehrnaz Shamalnasab, Manel Dhaoui, Manjunatha Thondamal, Eva Bang Harvald, Nils J Færgeman, Hugo Aguilaniu, Paola Fabrizio
In yeast, the broadly conserved acyl-CoA-binding protein (ACBP) is a negative regulator of stress resistance and longevity. Here, we have turned to the nematode C. elegans as a model organism in which to determine whether ACBPs play similar roles in multicellular organisms. We systematically inactivated each of the seven C. elegans ACBP paralogs and found that one of them, maa-1 (which encodes membrane-associated ACBP 1), is indeed involved in the regulation of longevity. In fact, loss of maa-1 promotes lifespan extension and resistance to different types of stress...
July 27, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751733/-high-throughput-characterization-of-region-specific-mitochondrial-function-and-morphology
#8
Joseph R Daniele, Daniel J Esping, Gilbert Garcia, Lee S Parsons, Edgar A Arriaga, Andrew Dillin
The tissue-specific etiology of aging and stress has been elusive due to limitations in data processing of current techniques. Despite that many techniques are high-throughput, they usually use singular features of the data (e.g. whole fluorescence). One technology at the nexus of fluorescence-based screens is large particle flow cytometry ("biosorter"), capable of recording positional fluorescence and object granularity information from many individual live animals. Current processing of biosorter data, however, do not integrate positional information into their analysis and data visualization...
July 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751504/the-caenorhabditis-elegans-female-state-decoupling-the-transcriptomic-effects-of-aging-and-sperm-status
#9
David Angeles-Albores, Daniel H W Leighton, Tiffany Tsou, Tiffany H Khaw, Igor Antoshechkin, Paul W Sternberg
Understanding genome and gene function in a whole organism requires us to fully comprehend the life cycle and the physiology of the organism in question. Caenorhabditis elegans XX animals are hermaphrodites that exhaust their sperm after 3 days of egg-laying. Even though C. elegans can live for many days after cessation of egg-laying, the molecular physiology of this state has not been as intensely studied as other parts of the life cycle, despite documented changes in behavior and metabolism. To study the effects of sperm depletion and aging of C...
July 27, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727758/longevity-effect-of-a-polysaccharide-from-chlorophytum-borivilianum-on-caenorhabditis-elegans-and-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#10
Steve Thomas Pannakal, Sibylle Jäger, Albert Duranton, Amit Tewari, Subarna Saha, Aneesha Radhakrishnan, Nita Roy, Jean François Kuntz, Soraya Fermas, Darryl James, Jane Mellor, Namita Misra, Lionel Breton
The traditional Indian medicine, Ayurveda, provides insights and practical solutions towards a healthy life style. Rasayana is a branch of Ayurveda known for preserving and promoting health, enhancing the quality of life and delaying the aging process. In the traditional knowledge, the Rasayana herb, Chlorophytum borivilianum (C. borivilanum) is regarded as a general health promoting tonic that delays aging and increases lifespan, cognitive function and physical strength. Aging is a complex and multifactorial physiological phenomenon that manifests itself over a wide range of biological systems, tissues, and functions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698593/differential-adiponectin-signalling-couples-er-stress-with-lipid-metabolism-to-modulate-ageing-in-c-elegans
#11
Emmanouil Kyriakakis, Nikolaos Charmpilas, Nektarios Tavernarakis
The metabolic and endocrine functions of adipose tissue and the ability of organisms to cope with cellular stress have a direct impact on physiological ageing and the aetiology of various diseases such as obesity-related pathologies and cancer. The endocrine effects of adipose tissue are mediated by secreted adipokines, which modulate metabolic processes and influence related maladies. Although a plethora of molecules and signaling pathways associate ageing with proteotoxic stress and cellular metabolism, our understanding of how these pathways interconnect to coordinate organismal physiology remains limited...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696216/regulation-of-lysosomal-function-by-the-daf-16-forkhead-transcription-factor-couples-reproduction-to-aging-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#12
Kunal Baxi, Ata Ghavidel, Brandon Waddell, Troy A Harkness, Carlos E de Carvalho
Aging in eukaryotes is accompanied by widespread deterioration of the somatic tissue. Yet, abolishing germ cells delays the age-dependent somatic decline in Caenorhabditis elegans In adult worms lacking germ cells, the activation of the DAF-9/DAF-12 steroid signalling pathway in the gonad recruits DAF-16 activity in the intestine to promote longevity-associated phenotypes. However, the impact of this pathway on the fitness of normally reproducing animals is less clear. Here, we explore the link between progeny production and somatic aging and identify the loss of lysosomal acidity, a critical regulator of the proteolytic output of these organelles, as a novel biomarker of aging in C...
July 10, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679685/changes-of-protein-turnover-in-aging-caenorhabditis-elegans
#13
Ineke Dhondt, Vladislav A Petyuk, Sophie Bauer, Heather M Brewer, Richard D Smith, Geert Depuydt, Bart P Braeckman
Protein turnover rates severely decline in aging organisms, including C. elegans However, limited information is available on turnover dynamics at the individual protein level during aging. We followed changes in protein turnover at one-day resolution using a multiple-pulse (15)N-labeling and accurate mass spectrometry approach. Forty percent of the proteome shows gradual slowdown in turnover with age, while only few proteins show increased turnover. Decrease in protein turnover was consistent for only a minority of functionally related protein subsets, including tubulins and vitellogenins, while randomly diverging turnover patterns with age were the norm...
July 5, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679124/pharynx-mitochondrial-ca2-dynamics-in-live-c-elegans-worms-during-aging
#14
Pilar Alvarez-Illera, Paloma García-Casas, Jessica Arias-Del-Val, Rosalba I Fonteriz, Javier Alvarez, Mayte Montero
Progressive decline in mitochondrial function is generally considered one of the hallmarks of aging. We have expressed a Ca2+ sensor in the mitochondrial matrix of C. elegans pharynx cells and we have measured for the first time mitochondrial [Ca2+] ([Ca2+]M) dynamics in the pharynx of live C. elegans worms during aging. Our results show that worms stimulated with serotonin display a pharynx [Ca2+]M oscillatory kinetics that includes both high frequency oscillations (up to about 1Hz) and very prolonged "square-wave" [Ca2+]M increases, indicative of energy depletion of the pharynx cells...
June 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675140/spatiotemporal-regulation-of-autophagy-during-caenorhabditis-elegans-aging
#15
Jessica T Chang, Caroline Kumsta, Andrew B Hellman, Linnea M Adams, Malene Hansen
Autophagy has been linked to longevity in many species, but the underlying mechanisms are unclear. Using a GFP-tagged and a new tandem-tagged Atg8/LGG-1 reporter, we quantified autophagic vesicles and performed autophagic flux assays in multiple tissues of wild-type Caenorhabditis elegans and long-lived daf-2/insulin/IGF-1 and glp-1/Notch mutants throughout adulthood. Our data are consistent with an age-related decline in autophagic activity in the intestine, body-wall muscle, pharynx, and neurons of wild-type animals...
July 4, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674941/coffee-extract-and-caffeine-enhance-the-heat-shock-response-and-promote-proteostasis-in-an-hsf-1-dependent-manner-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#16
Jessica Brunquell, Stephanie Morris, Alana Snyder, Sandy D Westerheide
As the population ages, there is a critical need to uncover strategies to combat diseases of aging. Studies in the soil-dwelling nematode Caenorhabditis elegans have demonstrated the protective effects of coffee extract and caffeine in promoting the induction of conserved longevity pathways including the insulin-like signaling pathway and the oxidative stress response. We were interested in determining the effects of coffee and caffeine treatment on the regulation of the heat shock response. The heat shock response is a highly conserved cellular response that functions as a cytoprotective mechanism during stress, mediated by the heat shock transcription factor HSF-1...
July 4, 2017: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673026/3%C3%AE-hydroxy-urs-12-en-28-oic-acid-modulates-dietary-restriction-mediated-longevity-and-ameliorates-toxic-protein-aggregation-in-c-elegans
#17
Hema Negi, Shilpi Khare Saikia, Rakesh Pandey
Species from lower invertebrates to a spectrum of mammals show anti-aging health benefits of phytochemical(s). Here, we explored the pro-longevity effects of a natural triterpenoid, ursolic acid (3β-hydroxy-urs-12-en-28-oic acid; UA) in Caenorhabditis elegans with maximal lifespan being evident at 25µM UA. Similar to eat-2 mutants, UA uptake by worm results in reduced fat storage and attenuation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), independent of superoxide dismutase(s) activation. The genetic requirements for UA mediated longevity are quite similar to dietary restriction (DR) achieved through SKN-1/ NRF-2 exhibiting up regulation of downstream target genes gcs-1 and daf-9...
June 30, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669960/-effect-of-herba-scutellariae-barbatae-flavonoids-in-delaying-aging-of-caenorhabditis-elegans-and-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-in-vitro
#18
Wei Zhou, Jing-Ming Lin, Su-Li Wang, Hai-Zhen Lin
OBJECTIVE: To explore the effects of Herba Scutellariae Barbatae flavonoids (HF) in delaying aging of Caenorhabditis elegans and human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) in vitro. METHODS: The effects of 30 or 50 mg/L of HF on nematode life span, reproductive capacity, oxidative stress, and antioxidant enzyme activity of C. elegans were assessed, and the effects of HF on the expressions of the genes encoding antioxidant enzymes and the aging-related genes were analyzed using real-time RT-PCR in both C...
June 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667441/lifespan-extending-and-stress-resistance-properties-of-brazilin-from-caesalpinia-sappan-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
#19
Eun Byeol Lee, Ming Ming Xing, Dae Keun Kim
This study contributes to the continual discovery of lifespan-extending compounds from plants, using the Caenorhabditis elegans model system. An ethyl acetate soluble fraction of methanol extract from the heartwood of Caesalpinia sappan showed a significant lifespan-extending activity. Subsequent activity-guided chromatography of the ethyl acetate-soluble fraction led to the isolation of brazilin. Brazilin showed potent 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl radical scavenging and superoxide anion quenching activities and also revealed a lifespan-extending activity in C...
June 30, 2017: Archives of Pharmacal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659967/behavioral-phenotyping-and-pathological-indicators-of-parkinson-s-disease-in-c-elegans-models
#20
REVIEW
Malabika Maulik, Swarup Mitra, Abel Bult-Ito, Barbara E Taylor, Elena M Vayndorf
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder with symptoms that progressively worsen with age. Pathologically, PD is characterized by the aggregation of α-synuclein in cells of the substantia nigra in the brain and loss of dopaminergic neurons. This pathology is associated with impaired movement and reduced cognitive function. The etiology of PD can be attributed to a combination of environmental and genetic factors. A popular animal model, the nematode roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans, has been frequently used to study the role of genetic and environmental factors in the molecular pathology and behavioral phenotypes associated with PD...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
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