Aging (Caenorhabditis elegans)

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ReproductivelongevityOxidative stressresponsePActivates in generalBinds toProcessKEYActivates through modificationInsulin-like signalsTranslocatesLongevity promoting actionPhosphorylatedConverts toLongevity reducing actionBlocks action, inhibitsPIP2DAF-18/PTEN14-3-3age-1/PI3KDAF-2/InRPIP3AKT-1/Akt/PKBAKT-2/Akt/PKBDAF-16/FOXOPDAF-16/FOXOPPRMT-1DAF-16/FOXOPMeMethylatedDauerdevelopmentInnate immunityDNA damagerepairDAF-16/FOXO14-3-314-3-3DAF-16/FOXO


Aging in C. elegans involves measurable declines in morphology, reproduction, and behavior. Understanding the cellular and molecular processes leading to senescence in this nematode began in the early 1980s with the targeted identification of mutants that extended life span (an AGE phenotype). These studies identified at least two key regulators of life span, DAF-2, an insulin/IGF receptor ortholog, and DAF-16, a Forkhead-related transcription factor. Since then many more genes and pathways involved in senescence have been identified. Almost all of these genes play important roles in cellular and organismal-level processes other than aging, such as dauer formation, stress response, feeding, and chemosensation.

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NameTypeDatabase referenceComment
AKT-1/Akt/PKBGeneProductC12D8.10 (WormBase)
AKT-2/Akt/PKBGeneProductF28H6.1 (WormBase)
DAF-16/FOXOGeneProductR13H8.1 (WormBase)
  • PRMT-1 specifically methylates the C terminus of the forkhead domain (FH-C) in DAF-16 blocking binding to 14-3-3 protein.
  • DAF-16 is predominantly localized in the cytoplasm as a result of inhibitory phosphorylation of Ser/Thr residues by the AKT and SGK kinases.
  • T242 is an AKT-mediated phosphorylation site in DAF-16
DAF-18/PTENGeneProductT07A9.6 (WormBase)
  • daf-18 functions upstream to akt-1 and akt-2
  • daf-18 acts downstream of age-1
DAF-2/InRGeneProductY55D5A.5 (WormBase) insulin/IGF-1 pathway can diverge to regulate the timing of reproduction independently of longevity (Dillin et al., 2002a).
PIP2Metabolite18348 (ChEBI)
PIP3Metabolite16618 (ChEBI)
PRMT-1GeneProductY113G7B.17 (WormBase)
age-1/PI3KGeneProductB0334.8 (WormBase) age-1 encodes a homologue of mammalian phosphatidylinositol-3-OH kinase catalytic subunit.

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