Namehsp26
OrganismDrosophila melanogaster
Aging PhenotypeLife-span extension
Allele TypeOverexpression
Strainhs-GAL4 x w1118
DescriptionOverexpression of hsp26 by the UAS/GAL4 system increased life-span by approximately 30% (Wang et al., 2004).
Gene FunctionHeat shock protein 26.
Other Phenotypes
Homologs
Primary ReferenceWang, H., Kazemi-Esfarjani, P., and Benzer, S. (2004). Multiple-stress analysis for isolation of Drosophila longevity genes. PNAS.Early online edition.
Other References
Relevant LinksLocusLink: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/LocusLink/LocRpt.cgi?l=39075
FlyBase: http://flybase.bio.indiana.edu/.bin/fbidq.html?content=full-report&FBgn0001225
Keywordsstress response, oxidative stress, fly