RRC ID 75999
Author Li H, Yu X, Meng F, Zhao Z, Guan S, Wang L.
Title Ferulic Acid Supplementation Increases Lifespan and Stress Resistance via Insulin/IGF-1 Signaling Pathway in C. elegans.
Journal Int J Mol Sci
Abstract Ferulic acid (FA) is a naturally-occurring well-known potent antioxidant and free radical scavenger. FA supplementation is an effective strategy to delay aging, but the underlying mechanism remains unknown. In the present study, we examined the effects of FA on lifespan extension and its mechanism of FA in Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans). Results suggested that FA increased the lifespan of C. elegans, rather than altering the growth of E. coli OP50. Meanwhile, FA promoted the healthspan of C. elegans by improving locomotion and reducing fat accumulation and polyQ aggregation. FA increased the resistance to heat and oxidative stress through reducing ROS. The upregulating of the expression of the hlh-30, skn-1, and hsf-1 were involved in the FA-mediated lifespan extension. Furthermore, FA treatment had no impact on the lifespan of daf-2, hlh-30, skn-1, and hsf-1 mutants, confirming that insulin/IGF-1 signaling pathway and multiple longevity mechanisms were associated with the longevity mechanism of FA. We further found that mitochondrial signaling pathway was modulation involved in FA-mediated lifespan extension. With the results from RNA-seq results and mutants lifespan assay. These findings contribute to our knowledge of the lifespan extension and underlying mechanism of action of FA in C. elegans.
Volume 22(8)
Published 2021-4-20
DOI 10.3390/ijms22084279
PII ijms22084279
PMID 33924155
PMC PMC8074393
MeSH Animals Autophagy Caenorhabditis elegans Caenorhabditis elegans Proteins / genetics Caenorhabditis elegans Proteins / metabolism Coumaric Acids / administration & dosage* DNA-Binding Proteins Dietary Supplements* Forkhead Transcription Factors / metabolism Gene Expression Profiling Genome-Wide Association Study Insulin / metabolism* Insulin-Like Growth Factor I / metabolism* Longevity* Models, Biological Oxidative Stress / drug effects Reactive Oxygen Species / metabolism Signal Transduction* Stress, Physiological* Transcription Factors / genetics Transcription Factors / metabolism
C.elegans tm1978