publication . Other literature type . Thesis . 2010 . Embargo end date: 01 Jan 2010

<> sensory system acts with a neuromedin U signaling pathway to mediate food type-dependent effects on lifespan

Alcedo, Joy; Hynes, Nancy E.; Noll, Markus; Adilov, Bakhtiyor;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010
  • Publisher: (:unav)
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
In order to survive, the animal uses its sensory system to interpret the complexity of its environment. Interestingly, a subset of sensory neurons, which function in taste or olfaction, has been found to influence the lifespan of C. elegans and Drosophila. Although the mechanisms by which these neurons affect lifespan are unknown, the nature of these neurons suggest that the sensory influence on lifespan is mediated by food-derived cues. This thesis shows that sensory neurons recognize different food types to affect C. elegans lifespan through a mechanism distinct from that of calorie restriction, which is commonly studied by restricting the levels of food intak...
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publication . Other literature type . Thesis . 2010 . Embargo end date: 01 Jan 2010

<> sensory system acts with a neuromedin U signaling pathway to mediate food type-dependent effects on lifespan

Alcedo, Joy; Hynes, Nancy E.; Noll, Markus; Adilov, Bakhtiyor;