InterventionCurare
Alternate Name
OrganismAsplanchna brightwelli
Aging PhenotypeLife-span extension
Allele TypeN/A
StrainUnknown
DescriptionRotifers treated with 0.00025% to 0.0005% curare have a significantly longer life-span than that of untreated control rotifers (Beauvais and Enesco, 1985).
Gene FunctionCholinesterase inhibitor.
Other PhenotypesThe rotifer Asplanchna brightwelli shows a continuous decline in swimming activity through the course of its 5-day life-span (Beauvais and Enesco, 1985).
Homologs
Primary ReferenceBeauvais, J. E., and Enesco, H. E. (1985). Life span and age-related changes in activity level of the rotifer Asplanchna brightwelli: influence of curare. Exp Gerontol 20, 359-66. [Abstract]
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Keywordsrotifer