Frédéric Bussière

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Increased protection from reactive oxygen species (ROS) is believed to increase life span. However, it has not been clearly demonstrated that endogenous ROS production actually limits normal life span. We have identified a mutation in the Caenorhabditis elegans iron sulfur protein (isp-1) of mitochondrial complex III, which results in low oxygen(More)
The nematode Caenorhabditis elegans is used as a model system for the study of aging. Several mutant strains that have an increased lifespan have been isolated and characterized genetically and molecularly. Molecular analysis reveals that diverse types of gene products can affect worm lifespan, including proteins active in signal transduction, transcription(More)
We show that the phenotype associated with gro-1(e2400) comprises the whole suite of features that characterize the phenotype of the clk mutants in Caenorhabditis elegans, including deregulated developmental, behavioral, and reproductive rates, as well as increased life span and a maternal effect. We cloned gro-1 and found that it encodes a highly conserved(More)
Inactivation of a targeted gene is one of the main strategies used to understand their precise cellular role. In plants, apart from chemical or physical mutagenesis and random insertions of DNA elements followed by screening for a desired phenotype, the most common strategy to inhibit the expression of a given gene involves RNA silencing. This can be(More)
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