Proceedings of the 2017 2nd International Conference on Biological Sciences and Technology (BST 2017)

Evidences that Intake of L-valine May Affect the Lifespan-specific Local Gene Network Pattern in Caenorhabditis Elegans

Authors
Hong-Yuan Wang, Zhi-Zhou Zhang
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Hong-Yuan Wang
Available Online February 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/bst-17.2018.24How to use a DOI?
Keywords
L-valine, Longevity, Local gene network, Pattern, C. elegans.
Abstract
The purpose of this study is to preliminarily investigate whether branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) prolong the lifespan of model organism Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) through modifying the ageing-related local gene network (LGN) pattern. After synchronization adult C. elegans were fed with living E. coli strain OP50 on nematode growth medium (NGM) agar plates with or without BCAAs (L-valine, L-leucine, L-isoleucine). L-valine extended the average lifespan of C. elegans significantly at low concentration (0.1ž), but the other two amino acids affected lifespan slightly. Quantitative polymerase chain reaction (QPCR) was employed to quantify expression levels of thirteen genes that are closely related with BCAAs metabolic modules in the LGN. It was found that the thirteen genes' expression levels were differentially affected (some up-regulated, some down-regulated, and some had over 10-fold changes in the expression level) by intake of 0.1žVal, suggesting that the extension of lifespan through 0.1žVal was possibly through some uncharacterized lifespan-specific local gene network pattern change resulted from differential expression-level changes of a group of genes.
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Proceedings
2017 2nd International Conference on Biological Sciences and Technology (BST 2017)
Part of series
Advances in Biological Sciences Research
Publication Date
February 2018
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978-94-6252-472-9
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2468-5747
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https://doi.org/10.2991/bst-17.2018.24How to use a DOI?
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