Michael J Steinbaugh

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In Caenorhabditis elegans, ablation of germline stem cells (GSCs) extends lifespan, but also increases fat accumulation and alters lipid metabolism, raising the intriguing question of how these effects might be related. Here, we show that a lack of GSCs results in a broad transcriptional reprogramming in which the conserved detoxification regulator(More)
The mammalian Nrf/CNC proteins (Nrf1, Nrf2, Nrf3, p45 NF-E2) perform a wide range of cellular protective and maintenance functions. The most thoroughly described of these proteins, Nrf2, is best known as a regulator of antioxidant and xenobiotic defense, but more recently has been implicated in additional functions that include proteostasis and metabolic(More)
Mitochondrial defects underlie a multitude of human diseases. Genetic manipulation of mitochondrial regulatory pathways represents a potential therapeutic approach. We have carried out a high-throughput overexpression screen for genes that affect mitochondrial abundance or activity using flow-cytometry-based enrichment of a cell population expressing a(More)
21 Xenobiotic metabolism has been proposed to play a role in modulating the rate of 22 aging. Xenobiotic-metabolizing enzymes (XME) are expressed at higher levels in 23 calorically restricted mice (CR) and in GH/IGF-I-deficient long-lived mutant mice. In this 24 study, we show that many phase I XME genes are similarly upregulated in additional 25 long-lived(More)
Skin-derived fibroblasts from long-lived mutant mice, including the Snell dwarf mice and mice defective in growth hormone receptor (GHRKO mice), are resistant to death induced by oxidative stress or by UV light, but the molecular mechanism for their stress resistance is unknown. This study shows that phosphorylation of the stress-activated protein kinases(More)
RNA-seq analysis involves multiple steps from processing raw sequencing data to identifying, organizing, annotating, and reporting differentially expressed genes. bcbio is an open source, community-maintained framework providing automated and scalable RNA-seq methods for identifying gene abundance counts. We have developed bcbioRNASeq, a Bioconductor(More)
Xenobiotic metabolism has been proposed to play a role in modulating the rate of aging. Xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes (XME) are expressed at higher levels in calorically restricted mice (CR) and in GH/IGF-I-deficient, long-lived mutant mice. In this study, we show that many phase I XME genes are similarly upregulated in additional long-lived mouse models,(More)
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