Alternate Name
OrganismAsplanchna brightwelli
Aging PhenotypeLife-span extension
Allele TypeN/A
DescriptionCortisone at 100 and 200 uM concentrations produced a significant increase in both life-span and reproduction in the rotifer Asplanchna brightwelli (Bozovic and Enesco, 1989).
Gene FunctionPrecursor of cortisol, a steroid hormone secreted by the adrenal gland.
Other Phenotypes
Primary ReferenceBozovic, V., and Enesco, H. E. (1989). Cortisone extends life span in the rotifer Asplanchna brightwelli. Arch Gerontol Geriatr 9, 45-51. [Abstract]
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Keywordsstress response, lysosome, lysosomal, membrane, hormonal, signaling