Longevity in C. elegans
cummins at possum.murdoch.edu.au
Wed Dec 15 00:17:10 EST 1993
A recent paper in Nature (Kenyon C, Chang J, Gensch E, Rudner A,
Tabtiang, R: "A C. elegans mutant that lives twice as long as wild
type". Nature 366: 461-646: 1993) demonstrated that a single mutation
in a gene involved in development (daf-2) results in a 2.3 fold
increase in healthy, fertile lifespan. Anyone have any ideas on how
this might function?
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