Vitellogenins increase stress resistance of Caenorhabditis elegans after Photorhabdus luminescens infection depending on the steroid-signaling pathway.

@article{Fischer2013VitellogeninsIS,
  title={Vitellogenins increase stress resistance of Caenorhabditis elegans after Photorhabdus luminescens infection depending on the steroid-signaling pathway.},
  author={Malaika Fischer and Charlotte Regitz and Rebecca Kull and Michael Boll and U Wenzel},
  journal={Microbes and infection},
  year={2013},
  volume={15 8-9},
  pages={569-78}
}
Resistance against environmental stress is a crucial factor in determining the lifespan of organisms. A central role herein has been recently attributed to the transport and storage of lipids with the vitellogenin family emerging as a potential key factor. Here we show that the knockdown of one out of five functional vitellogenin genes, encoding apolipoprotein B homologues, results in a reduced survival of the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans at 37 °C subsequent to infection with the bacterial… CONTINUE READING

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