Mitochondrially encoded cysteine predicts animal lifespan.

  title={Mitochondrially encoded cysteine predicts animal lifespan.},
  author={Bernd Moosmann and Christian Behl},
  journal={Aging cell},
  volume={7 1},
The role of genetic factors in the determination of lifespan is undisputed. However, numerous successful efforts to identify individual genetic modulators of longevity have not yielded yet a quantitative measure to estimate the lifespan of a species from scratch, merely based on its genomic constitution. Here, we report on a meta-examination of genome sequences from 248 animal species with known maximum lifespan, including mammals, birds, fish, insects, and helminths. Our analysis reveals that… CONTINUE READING