Alternate Name
OrganismMus musculus
Aging PhenotypeLife-span extension
Allele TypeN/A
DescriptionChronic treatment of female C3H/Sn mice with phenformin (2 mg/day) increased mean life span by 23% (Dilman and Anisimov, 1980) .
Gene FunctionAnti-diabetic drug.
Other PhenotypesPhenformin treatment reduced the incidence of tumors 4-fold (Dilman and Anisimov, 1980).
Primary ReferenceDilman, V. M., and Anisimov, V. N. (1980). Effect of treatment with phenformin, diphenylhydantoin or L-dopa on life span and tumour incidence in C3H/Sn mice. Gerontology 26, 241-6. [Abstract]
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Keywordsdiabetes, blood glucose, insulin, cancer