Project

The role of protein metabolism in lifespan extension by mutation or dietary restriction in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans

Duration
01 January 2008 → 31 October 2010
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
    • Biochemistry and metabolism
    • General biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Gerontology and geriatrics
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Gerontology and geriatrics
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
    • Nursing
    • Gerontology and geriatrics
    • Medical biochemistry and metabolism
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
Keywords
aging protein turnover dietary restriction caenorhabditis elegans
 
Project description

By using biochemical, molecular and genetic techniques, we will study the role of protein metabolism in the aging process of C. elgans. To this purpose, we will use worms which show extended lifespan due to mutation or dietary restriction.