Lifespan changes: From wild type to aak-2;unc-70

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Genetic mutants with aak-2, unc-70 alterations

    Names of genes are ordered alphabetically. For the order of interventions, please see the specific paper.
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  • Lifespan (days)


  • Lifespan change (compared to wild type)


  • Lifespan comparisons

    Double mutant aak-2(ok524);unc-70(RNAi) has a lifespan of 17.3 days, while single mutant unc-70(RNAi) has a lifespan of 19.2 days, single mutant aak-2(ok524) has a lifespan of 17.1 days and wild type has a lifespan of 20.3 days.

  • Type of interaction
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  • Citation
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    Rogers AN et al., 2011, Life span extension via eIF4G inhibition is mediated by posttranscriptional remodeling of stress response gene expression in C. elegans. Cell Metab. 14(1):55-66 PubMed 21723504 Click here to select all mutants from this PubMed ID in the graph

Search genes: aak-2 unc-70
  • Entrez ID
  • Symbol
  • GenAge
  • Wormbase ID

5'-AMP-activated protein kinase catalytic subunit alpha-2

Locus: CELE_T01C8.1

Wormbase description: aak-2 encodes one of two C. elegans homologs of the catalytic alpha subunit of AMP-activated protein kinases (AMPKs); in C. elegans, aak-2 functions downstream of environmental stressors, energy level signals (AMP:ATP ratio), and daf-2-mediated insulin signaling to positively regulate adult lifespan; in regulating lifespan, aak-2 likely acts in parallel with daf-16/FOXO; aak-2 activity is also required for dauer formation in daf-2 mutant animals at high temperature in a manner independent of the AMP:ATP ratio; in the germline, aak-2 functions downstream of daf-2 and daf-7, and in parallel to par-4 and aak-1, to negatively regulate germline proliferation during dauer development; in vitro, AAK-2 exhibits AMP-enhanced kinase activity against a known AMPK substrate, the SAMS peptide.

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Spectrin beta chain

Locus: CELE_K11C4.3

Wormbase description: unc-70 encodes two isoforms of a beta-spectrin ortholog required for normal body curvature and shape, normal movement, and correct localization of the alpha-spectrin SPC-1; the predominant UNC-70 isoform is expressed in all embryonic cells except the intestine, at the plasma membrane at sites of intercellular contact; UNC-70 becomes largely restricted to muscles and neurons from hatching to adulthood, with expression in adult spermetheca and hypodermis as well; conversely, the minor isoform is predominantly expressed in gut, and is also apposed to intercellular membrane junctions in embryos; sma-1 mutations (which impair the one beta-H-spectrin ortholog in C. elegans) enhance the unc-70 phenotype; UNC-70 is dispensable for viability (under undemanding laboratory culture conditions).

Orthologs of aak-2;unc-70 in SynergyAge
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Orthologs of aak-2 in SynergyAge
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Orthologs of unc-70 in SynergyAge
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SynergyAge database hosts high-quality, manually curated information about the synergistic and antagonistic lifespan effects of genetic interventions in model organisms, also allowing users to explore the longevity relationships between genes in a visual way.

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If you would like to cite this database please use:

Bunu, G., Toren, D., Ion, C. et al. SynergyAge, a curated database for synergistic and antagonistic interactions of longevity-associated genes. Sci Data 7, 366 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-020-00710-z

Robi Tacutu, Ph.D.
Head: Systems Biology of Aging Group, Bioinformatics & Structural Biochemistry Department
Institute of Biochemistry, Ground floor
Splaiul Independentei 296, Bucharest, Romania

Group webpage: www.aging-research.group