Some species have a longer lifespan than others, but usually lifespan is correlated with typical body weight. Here, we study the lifetime evolution of the metabolic behaviour of Nothobranchius furzeri, a killifish with an extremely short lifespan with respect to other fishes, even when taking into account rescaling by body weight. Comparison of the gene expression patterns of N. furzeri with those of zebrafish Danio rerio and mouse (Mus musculus) shows that a broad set of metabolic genes and pathways are affected in N. furzeri during ageing in a way that is consistent with a global deregulation of chromatin. Computational analysis of the glycolysis pathway for the three species highlights a rapid increase in the metabolic activity during the lifetime of N. furzeri with respect to the other species. Our results highlight that the unusually short lifespan of N. furzeri is associated with peculiar patterns in the metabolic activities and in chromatin dynamics.
Comparative analysis of metabolic and transcriptomic features of Nothobranchius furzeri / M.R. Fumagalli, F. Font-Clos, S. Milan, S. Zapperi, C.A.M. La Porta. - In: JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY INTERFACE. - ISSN 1742-5689. - 17:168(2020 Jul), pp. 20200217.1-20200217.9.
|Titolo:||Comparative analysis of metabolic and transcriptomic features of Nothobranchius furzeri|
LA PORTA, CATERINA (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||ageing; chromatin; metabolism|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore FIS/03 - Fisica della Materia|
Settore MED/04 - Patologia Generale
|Data di pubblicazione:||lug-2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2020.0217|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|