Matricide in Caenorhabditis elegans as an example of programmed death of an animal organism: The role of mitochondrial oxidative stress

  title={Matricide in Caenorhabditis elegans as an example of programmed death of an animal organism: The role of mitochondrial oxidative stress},
  author={Nikolay B. Pestov and Mikhail I. Shakhparonov and Tatyana V. Korneenko},
  journal={Russian Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry},
Nematode Caenorhabditis elegans is a widely used model for studying genetic and molecular mechanisms of lifespan regulation. The choice between two life strategies—normal aging and matricide (programmed death)-made by an adult hermaphroditic C. elegans organism is based on food availability and is also affected by different kinds of stress. We have tested a hypothesis concerning an increase in matricide probability as a result of oxidative stress; this hypothesis is based on the phenoptosis… 
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