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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919065/splicing-factor-1-modulates-dietary-restriction-and-torc1-pathway-longevity-in-c-elegans
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Caroline Heintz, Thomas K Doktor, Anne Lanjuin, Caroline C Escoubas, Yue Zhang, Heather J Weir, Sneha Dutta, Carlos Giovanni Silva-García, Gitte H Bruun, Ianessa Morantte, Gerta Hoxhaj, Brendan D Manning, Brage S Andresen, William B Mair
Ageing is driven by a loss of transcriptional and protein homeostasis and is the key risk factor for multiple chronic diseases. Interventions that attenuate or reverse systemic dysfunction associated with age therefore have the potential to reduce overall disease risk in the elderly. Precursor mRNA (pre-mRNA) splicing is a fundamental link between gene expression and the proteome, and deregulation of the splicing machinery is linked to several age-related chronic illnesses. However, the role of splicing homeostasis in healthy ageing remains unclear...
December 5, 2016: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906968/structural-and-functional-recovery-of-sensory-cilia-in-c-elegans-ift-mutants-upon-aging
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Astrid Cornils, Ashish K Maurya, Lauren Tereshko, Julie Kennedy, Andrea G Brear, Veena Prahlad, Oliver E Blacque, Piali Sengupta
The majority of cilia are formed and maintained by the highly conserved process of intraflagellar transport (IFT). Mutations in IFT genes lead to ciliary structural defects and systemic disorders termed ciliopathies. Here we show that the severely truncated sensory cilia of hypomorphic IFT mutants in C. elegans transiently elongate during a discrete period of adult aging leading to markedly improved sensory behaviors. Age-dependent restoration of cilia morphology occurs in structurally diverse cilia types and requires IFT...
December 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905558/microrna-mir-34-provides-robustness-to-environmental-stress-response-via-the-daf-16-network-in-c-elegans
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Meltem Isik, T Keith Blackwell, Eugene Berezikov
Diverse stresses and aging alter expression levels of microRNAs, suggesting a role for these posttranscriptional regulators of gene expression in stress modulation and longevity. Earlier studies demonstrated a central role for the miR-34 family in promoting cell cycle arrest and cell death following stress in human cells. However, the biological significance of this response was unclear. Here we show that in C. elegans mir-34 upregulation is necessary for developmental arrest, correct morphogenesis, and adaptation to a lower metabolic state to protect animals against stress-related damage...
December 1, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892468/somatic-increase-of-cct8-mimics-proteostasis-of-human-pluripotent-stem-cells-and-extends-c-elegans-lifespan
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Alireza Noormohammadi, Amirabbas Khodakarami, Ricardo Gutierrez-Garcia, Hyun Ju Lee, Seda Koyuncu, Tim König, Christina Schindler, Isabel Saez, Azra Fatima, Christoph Dieterich, David Vilchez
Human embryonic stem cells can replicate indefinitely while maintaining their undifferentiated state and, therefore, are immortal in culture. This capacity may demand avoidance of any imbalance in protein homeostasis (proteostasis) that would otherwise compromise stem cell identity. Here we show that human pluripotent stem cells exhibit enhanced assembly of the TRiC/CCT complex, a chaperonin that facilitates the folding of 10% of the proteome. We find that ectopic expression of a single subunit (CCT8) is sufficient to increase TRiC/CCT assembly...
November 28, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882602/the-resveratrol-derivatives-trans-3-5-dimethoxy-4-fluoro-4-hydroxystilbene-and-trans-2-4-5-trihydroxystilbene-decrease-oxidative-stress-and-prolong-lifespan-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Nadine Fischer, Christian Büchter, Karoline Koch, Sabrina Albert, René Csuk, Wim Wätjen
OBJECTIVES: Resveratrol (trans-3,4',5-trihydroxystilbene (1)) was previously shown to extend the lifespan of different model organisms. However, its pharmacological efficiency is controversially discussed. Therefore, the bioactivity of four newly synthesized stilbenes (trans-3,5-dimethoxy-4-fluoro-4'-hydroxystilbene (3), trans-4'-hydroxy-3,4,5-trifluorostilbene (4), trans-2,5-dimethoxy-4'-hydroxystilbene (5), trans-2,4',5-trihydroxystilbene (6)) was compared to (1) and pterostilbene (trans-3,5-dimethoxy-4'-hydroxystilbene (2)) in the established model organism Caenorhabditis elegans...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864060/fos-1-functions-as-a-transcriptional-activator-downstream-of-the-c-elegans-jnk-homolog-kgb-1
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Zhe Zhang, Limeng Liu, Kwame Twumasi-Boateng, Dena H S Block, Michael Shapira
JNK proteins are conserved stress-activated MAP kinases. In C. elegans, the JNK-homolog KGB-1 plays essential roles in protection from heavy metals and protein folding stress. However, the contributions of KGB-1 are age-dependent, providing protection in larvae, but reducing stress resistance and shortening lifespan in adults. Attenuation of DAF-16 was linked to the detrimental contributions of KGB-1 in adults, but its involvement in KGB-1-dependent protection in larvae remains unclear. To characterize age-dependent contributions of KGB-1, we used microarray analysis to measure gene expression following KGB-1 activation either in developing larvae or in adults, achieved by knocking down its negative phosphatase regulator vhp-1...
November 15, 2016: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854075/benzimidazole-derivative-m084-extends-the-lifespan-of-caenorhabditis-elegans-in-a-daf-16-foxo-dependent-way
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Ai-Jun Ding, Gui-Sheng Wu, Bin Tang, Xuechuan Hong, Michael X Zhu, Huai-Rong Luo
With the growth of aging population, there is increasing demand to develop strategy to improve the aging process and aging-related diseases. Benzimidazole and its derivatives are crucial heterocyclic backbone of many drugs and compounds with diverse therapeutic applications, including alleviation of aging-related diseases. Here, we investigate if the benzimidazole derivative n-butyl-[1H]-benzimidazol-2-amine (M084), a novel inhibitor of TRPC4 and TRPC5 channels and antidepressant, could affect the lifespan of Caenorhabditis elegans (C...
November 16, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853905/an-antidiabetic-polyherbal-phytomedicine-confers-stress-resistance-and-extends-lifespan-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Laxmi Rathor, Aakanksha Pant, Harshika Awasthi, Dayanandan Mani, Rakesh Pandey
An Ayurvedic polyherbal extract (PHE) comprising six herbs viz. Berberis aristata, Cyperus rotundus, Cedrus deodara, Emblica officinalis, Terminalia chebula and Terminalia bellirica is mentioned as an effective anti-hyperglycemic agent in 'Charaka Samhita', the classical text of Ayurveda. Previously, antidiabetic drug metformin was found to elicit antiaging effects and PHE was also found to exhibit antidiabetic effects in humans. Therefore, we screened it for its in vivo antioxidant antiaging effect on stress and lifespan using human homologous Caenorhabditis elegans model system...
November 16, 2016: Biogerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824314/a-serum-mirna-profile-of-human-longevity-findings-from-the-baltimore-longitudinal-study-of-aging-blsa
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Thalyana Smith-Vikos, Zuyun Liu, Christine Parsons, Myriam Gorospe, Luigi Ferrucci, Thomas M Gill, Frank J Slack
In C. elegans, miRNAs are genetic biomarkers of aging. Similarly, multiple miRNAs are differentially expressed between younger and older persons, suggesting that miRNA-regulated biological mechanisms affecting aging are evolutionarily conserved. Previous human studies have not considered participants' lifespans, a key factor in identifying biomarkers of aging. Using PCR arrays, we measured miRNA levels from serum samples obtained longitudinally at ages 50, 55, and 60 from 16 non-Hispanic males who had documented lifespans from 58 to 92...
November 7, 2016: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810360/delaying-aging-in-caenorhabditis-elegans-with-protein-aggregation-inhibitors
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Karina Cuanalo-Contreras, Kyung-Won Park, Abhisek Mukherjee, Lourdes Millán-Pérez Peña, Claudio Soto
Recent evidence suggests that during aging there is widespread accumulation of aggregated insoluble proteins, even in the absence of pathological conditions. Pharmacological manipulation of protein aggregation might be helpful to unveil the involvement of protein aggregates during aging, as well as to develop novel strategies to delay aging. Here we investigated the effect of known protein aggregation inhibitors on the lifespan and health-span of Caenorhabditis elegans. For this purpose, we selected various structurally diverse anti-aggregation compounds and screened them in liquid and solid medium for their ability to alter the rate of aging in vivo...
October 31, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809888/the-struggle-by-caenorhabditis-elegans-to-maintain-proteostasis-during-aging-and-disease
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REVIEW
Elise A Kikis
: The presence of only small amounts of misfolded protein is an indication of a healthy proteome. Maintaining proteome health, or more specifically, "proteostasis," is the purview of the "proteostasis network." This network must respond to constant fluctuations in the amount of destabilized proteins caused by errors in protein synthesis and exposure to acute proteotoxic conditions. Aging is associated with a gradual increase in damaged and misfolded protein, which places additional stress on the machinery of the proteostasis network...
November 3, 2016: Biology Direct
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794564/human-exceptional-longevity-transcriptome-from-centenarians-is-distinct-from-septuagenarians-and-reveals-a-role-of-bcl-xl-in-successful-aging
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Consuelo Borras, Kheira M Abdelaziz, Juan Gambini, Eva Serna, Marta Inglés, Monica de la Fuente, Idoia Garcia, Ander Matheu, Paula Sanchís, Angel Belenguer, Alessandra Errigo, Juan-Antonio Avellana, Ana Barettino, Carla Lloret-Fernández, Nuria Flames, Gianni Pes, Leocadio Rodriguez-Mañas, Jose Viña
Centenarians not only enjoy an extraordinary aging, but also show a compression of morbidity. Using functional transcriptomic analysis of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PMBC) we identified 1721 mRNAs differentially expressed by centenarians when compared with septuagenarians and young people. Sub-network analysis led us to identify Bcl - xL as an important gene up-regulated in centenarians. It is involved in the control of apoptosis, cellular damage protection and also in modulation of immune response, all associated to healthy aging...
October 28, 2016: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788357/uncovering-the-dark-energy-of-aging
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Simon Melov
A medically relevant understanding of aging requires an appreciation for how time degrades specific, healthy features of individual organisms over the course of their lives. Zach Pincus and colleagues make a key step in this direction, using C. elegans as a model system.
October 26, 2016: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783623/maternal-diet-and-insulin-like-signaling-control-intergenerational-plasticity-of-progeny-size-and-starvation-resistance
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Jonathan D Hibshman, Anthony Hung, L Ryan Baugh
Maternal effects of environmental conditions produce intergenerational phenotypic plasticity. Adaptive value of these effects depends on appropriate anticipation of environmental conditions in the next generation, and mismatch between conditions may contribute to disease. However, regulation of intergenerational plasticity is poorly understood. Dietary restriction (DR) delays aging but maternal effects have not been investigated. We demonstrate maternal effects of DR in the roundworm C. elegans. Worms cultured in DR produce fewer but larger progeny...
October 2016: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776915/reduction-in-ins-7-gene-expression-in-non-neuronal-cells-of-high-glucose-exposed-caenorhabditis-elegans-protects-from-reactive-metabolites-preserves-neuronal-structure-and-head-motility-and-prolongs-lifespan
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Michael Mendler, Christin Riedinger, Andrea Schlotterer, Nadine Volk, Thomas Fleming, Stephan Herzig, Peter P Nawroth, Michael Morcos
BACKGROUND: Glucose derived metabolism generates reactive metabolites affecting the neuronal system and lifespan in C. elegans. Here, the role of the insulin homologue ins-7 and its downstream effectors in the generation of high glucose induced neuronal damage and shortening of lifespan was studied. RESULTS: In C. elegans high glucose conditions induced the expression of the insulin homologue ins-7. Abrogating ins-7 under high glucose conditions in non-neuronal cells decreased reactive oxygen species (ROS)-formation and accumulation of methylglyoxal derived advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs), prevented structural neuronal damage and normalised head motility and lifespan...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773812/3%C3%AE-hydroxy-urs-12-en-28-oic-acid-prolongs-lifespan-in-c-elegans-by-modulating-jnk-1
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Hema Negi, Aparna Shukla, Feroz Khan, Rakesh Pandey
Remarkably the c-Jun-NH2-terminal kinase (JNK) pathway is all evolutionarily conserved across species. In view of the hypothesis that increased stress resistance subdue aging, we investigated the role of ursolic acid (3β-Hydroxy-urs-12-en-28-oic acid; UA) in the pioneering aging model Caenorhabditis elegans with an increase in mean and maximum lifespan by up to 30%. Our genetic study unravelled the underlying pathway where JNK-1 is acting independently of insulin-IGF-1 signalling (IIS) pathway to modulate longevity...
October 20, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773573/a-caenorhabditis-elegans-model-elucidates-a-conserved-role-for-trpa1-nrf-signaling-in-reactive-%C3%AE-dicarbonyl-detoxification
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Jyotiska Chaudhuri, Neelanjan Bose, Jianke Gong, David Hall, Alexander Rifkind, Dipa Bhaumik, T Harshani Peiris, Manish Chamoli, Catherine H Le, Jianfeng Liu, Gordon J Lithgow, Arvind Ramanathan, X Z Shawn Xu, Pankaj Kapahi
Reactive α-dicarbonyls (α-DCs), like methylglyoxal (MGO), accumulate with age and have been implicated in aging and various age-associated pathologies, such as diabetic complications and neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. Evolutionarily conserved glyoxalases are responsible for α-DC detoxification; however, their core biochemical regulation has remained unclear. We have established a Caenorhabditis elegans model, based on an impaired glyoxalase (glod-4/GLO1), to broadly study α-DC-related stress...
November 21, 2016: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764672/microtubule-organization-determines-axonal-transport-dynamics
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Shaul Yogev, Roshni Cooper, Richard Fetter, Mark Horowitz, Kang Shen
Axonal microtubule (MT) arrays are the major cytoskeleton substrate for cargo transport. How MT organization, i.e., polymer length, number, and minus-end spacing, is regulated and how it impinges on axonal transport are unclear. We describe a method for analyzing neuronal MT organization using light microscopy. This method circumvents the need for electron microscopy reconstructions and is compatible with live imaging of cargo transport and MT dynamics. Examination of a C. elegans motor neuron revealed how age, MT-associated proteins, and signaling pathways control MT length, minus-end spacing, and coverage...
October 19, 2016: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760329/replication-independent-histone-variant-h3-3-controls-animal-lifespan-through-the-regulation-of-pro-longevity-transcriptional-programs
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Antonia Piazzesi, Dražen Papić, Fabio Bertan, Paolo Salomoni, Pierluigi Nicotera, Daniele Bano
Chromatin structure orchestrates the accessibility to the genetic material. Replication-independent histone variants control transcriptional plasticity in postmitotic cells. The life-long accumulation of these histones has been described, yet the implications on organismal aging remain elusive. Here, we study the importance of the histone variant H3.3 in Caenorhabditis elegans longevity pathways. We show that H3.3-deficient nematodes have negligible lifespan differences compared to wild-type animals. However, H3...
October 18, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752775/eef2k-inhibition-blocks-a%C3%AE-42-neurotoxicity-by-promoting-an-nrf2-antioxidant-response
#20
Asad Jan, Brandon Jansonius, Alberto Delaidelli, Syam Prakash Somasekharan, Forum Bhanshali, Milène Vandal, Gian Luca Negri, Don Moerman, Ian MacKenzie, Frédéric Calon, Michael R Hayden, Stefan Taubert, Poul H Sorensen
Soluble oligomers of amyloid-β (Aβ) impair synaptic plasticity, perturb neuronal energy homeostasis, and are implicated in Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathogenesis. Therefore, significant efforts in AD drug discovery research aim to prevent the formation of Aβ oligomers or block their neurotoxicity. The eukaryotic elongation factor-2 kinase (eEF2K) plays a critical role in synaptic plasticity, and couples neurotransmission to local dendritic mRNA translation. Recent evidence indicates that Aβ oligomers activate neuronal eEF2K, suggesting a potential link to Aβ induced synaptic dysfunction...
October 17, 2016: Acta Neuropathologica
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