Life extension via dietary restriction is independent of the Ins/IGF-1 signalling pathway in Caenorhabditis elegans.


Dietary restriction (DR) increases life span in a wide variety of animals. In Caenorhabditis elegans both reduced bacterial concentration (BDR) and culture on non-bacterial, semi-defined, axenic food sources (ADR) increased longevity. An Ins/IGF-1-like (IIF) signalling pathway has been shown to specify life span in C. elegans and it has been suggested that… (More)