FBXC-58 Mediates Dietary Restriction Effects in Healthy Aging C. Elegans



January 25, 2023

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  • Aging-US published this trending research paper in Volume 15, Issue 1, entitled, "The innate immune signaling component FBXC-58 mediates dietary restriction effects on healthy aging in Caenorhabditis elegans" by researchers from the Aging and Metabolism Research Group, Korea Food Research Institute, Wanju-gun 55365, South Korea; Department of Food Biotechnology, University of Science and Technology, Daejeon-si 34113, South Korea. DOI - https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.204477 Corresponding author - Jeong-Hoon Hahm - hahmjh@kfri.re.kr , Jiyun Ahn - jyan@kfri.re.kr Abstract Dietary restriction (DR) is a highly effective and reproducible intervention that prolongs longevity in many organisms. The molecular mechanism of action of DR is tightly connected with the immune system; however, the detailed mechanisms and effective downstream factors of immunity that mediate the beneficial effects of DR on aging remain unknown. Here, to investigate the immune signaling that mediates DR effects, we used Caenorhabditis elegans, which has been widely used in research, to understand the underlying molecular mechanisms of aging and immunity. We found that the F-box gene, fbxc-58, a regulator of the innate immune response, is a novel mediator of DR effects on extending the health span of C. elegans. fbxc-58 is upregulated by DR and is necessary for DR-induced lifespan extension and physical health improvement in C. elegans. Furthermore, through DR, fbxc-58 prevents disintegration of the mitochondrial network in body wall muscle during aging. We found that fbxc-58 is a downstream target of the ZIP-2 and PHA-4 transcription factors, the well-known DR mediator, and fbxc-58 extends longevity in DR through an S6 kinase-dependent pathway. We propose that the novel DR effector, fbxc-58, could provide a new mechanistic understanding of the effects of DR on healthy aging and elucidate the signaling mechanisms that link immunity and DR effects with aging. Sign up for free Altmetric alerts about this article - https://aging.altmetric.com/details/email_updates?id=10.18632%2Faging.204477 Keywords - dietary restriction, aging, innate immunity, F-box protein, Caenorhabditis elegans About Aging-US Launched in 2009, Aging-US publishes papers of general interest and biological significance in all fields of aging research and age-related diseases, including cancer—and now, with a special focus on COVID-19 vulnerability as an age-dependent syndrome. Topics in Aging-US go beyond traditional gerontology, including, but not limited to, cellular and molecular biology, human age-related diseases, pathology in model organisms, signal transduction pathways (e.g., p53, sirtuins, and PI-3K/AKT/mTOR, among others), and approaches to modulating these signaling pathways. Please visit our website at https://www.Aging-US.com​​ and connect with us: SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/Aging-Us Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AgingUS/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/AgingJrnl Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/agingjrnl/ YouTube - https://youtube.com/Aging-US LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/company/aging/ Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.com/AgingUS/ Media Contact 18009220957 MEDIA@IMPACTJOURNALS.COM

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