The short-lived fish Nothobranchius furzeri as a new model system for aging studies.

@article{Terzibasi2007TheSF,
  title={The short-lived fish Nothobranchius furzeri as a new model system for aging studies.},
  author={Eva Tozzini Terzibasi and Dario Riccardo Valenzano and Alessandro Cellerino},
  journal={Experimental gerontology},
  year={2007},
  volume={42 1-2},
  pages={
          81-9
        }
}
Genetic and pharmacological research on aging is hampered by the lifespan of available vertebrate models. We recently initiated studies on Nothobranchius furzeri, a species with a maximum life expectancy in captivity of just three months which represents the shortest documented captive lifespan for a vertebrate. Further research on N. furzeri has demonstrated that 1. Short lifespan is tied with explosive growth and accelerated sexual maturation. 2. Short lifespan is correlated with expression… CONTINUE READING

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