RRC ID 32397
Author Bai H, Kang P, Tatar M.
Title Drosophila insulin-like peptide-6 (dilp6) expression from fat body extends lifespan and represses secretion of Drosophila insulin-like peptide-2 from the brain.
Journal Aging Cell
Abstract Reduced insulin/IGF signaling extends lifespan in diverse species, including Drosophila melanogaster where the genome encodes seven insulin-like peptides (dilp1-7). Of these, reduced dilp2 expressed in the brain has been associated with longevity assurance when over-expression of dfoxo in fat bodies extends lifespan. Here, we show that the insulin-regulated transcription factor dFOXO positively modulates dilp6 mRNA in adult fat body. Over-expression of dilp6 in adult fat body extends lifespan and increases longevity-associated metabolic phenotypes. Adult fat body dilp6 expression represses dilp2 and dilp5 mRNA in the brain, and the secretion of DILP2 into the hemolymph. The longevity benefit of expressing dfoxo in fat body, and the nonautonomous effect of fat body dfoxo upon brain dilp expression, is blocked by simultaneously repressing dilp6 by RNAi in fat body. dilp6 thus appears to bridge dFOXO, adipose tissue and brain endocrine function to regulate Drosophila longevity.
Volume 11(6)
Pages 978-85
Published 2012-12
DOI 10.1111/acel.12000
PMID 22935001
PMC PMC3500397
MeSH Aging / genetics* Aging / metabolism Animals Brain / metabolism* Drosophila Proteins / genetics* Drosophila Proteins / metabolism Drosophila melanogaster / genetics* Drosophila melanogaster / metabolism Fat Body / metabolism* Female Forkhead Transcription Factors / genetics* Forkhead Transcription Factors / metabolism Gene Expression Regulation, Developmental Gene Silencing Hemolymph / metabolism Insulin / metabolism Longevity / genetics* Male Organ Specificity Protein Isoforms / genetics Protein Isoforms / metabolism RNA, Messenger / biosynthesis RNA, Small Interfering / genetics Signal Transduction Somatomedins / genetics* Somatomedins / metabolism
IF 7.627
Times Cited 69
Drosophila DGRC#103877