UCL  IRIS
Institutional Research Information Service
UCL Logo
Please report any queries concerning the funding data grouped in the sections named "Externally Awarded" or "Internally Disbursed" (shown on the profile page) to your Research Finance Administrator. Your can find your Research Finance Administrator at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/finance/research/rs-contacts.php by entering your department
Please report any queries concerning the student data shown on the profile page to:

Email: portico-services@ucl.ac.uk

Help Desk: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ras/portico/helpdesk
Publication Detail
Reduced insulin signalling in neurons induces sex-specific health benefits
  • Publication Type:
    Working discussion paper
  • Authors:
    Baghdadi M, Nespital T, Mesaros A, Buschbaum S, Withers D, Grönke S, Partridge L
  • Publication date:
    19/09/2022
  • Status:
    Published
Abstract
Reduced activity of the insulin/IGF signalling (IIS) network extends healthspan and lifespan in mammals and possibly humans. Loss of the Irs1 gene increases survival in mice and causes tissue-specific changes in gene expression. However, the tissues underlying IIS mediated longevity are currently unknown. Here we measured survival and healthspan in male and female animals lacking Irs1 activity specifically in the liver, muscle, fat and brain. Tissue-specific loss of IRS1 did not increase survival, suggesting that lack of Irs1 in more than one tissue is required for lifespan extension. Furthermore, loss of Irs1 in liver, muscle and fat did not improve health at old age. In contrast, loss of neuronal Irs1 increased energy expenditure, locomotion and insulin sensitivity, specifically in old males. Neuronal loss of IRS1 also caused male-specific mitochondrial dysfunction, activation of Atf4 and metabolic adaptations consistent with an activated integrated stress response at old age. Thus, we identified a male-specific brain signature of ageing in response to reduced IIS associated with improved health outcomes at old age.
Publication data is maintained in RPS. Visit https://rps.ucl.ac.uk
 More search options
UCL Researchers
Author
Genetics, Evolution & Environment
University College London - Gower Street - London - WC1E 6BT Tel:+44 (0)20 7679 2000

© UCL 1999–2011

Search by