Common and unique transcriptional responses to dietary restriction and loss of insulin receptor substrate 1 (IRS1) in mice.
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Dietary restriction (DR) is the most widely studied non-genetic intervention capable of extending lifespan across multiple taxa. Modulation of genes, primarily within the insulin/insulin-like growth factor signalling (IIS) and the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) signalling pathways also act to extend lifespan in model organisms. For example, mice lacking insulin receptor substrate-1 (IRS1) are long-lived and protected against several age-associated pathologies. However, it remains unclear how these particular interventions act mechanistically to produce their beneficial effects. Here, we investigated transcriptional responses in wild-type and IRS1 null mice fed an ad libitum diet (WT AL and KO AL ) or fed a 30% DR diet (WT DR or KO DR ). Using an RNAseq approach we noted a high correlation coefficient of differentially expressed genes existed within the same tissue across WT DR and KO AL mice and many metabolic features were shared between these mice. Overall, we report that significant overlap exists in the tissue-specific transcriptional response between long-lived DR mice and IRS1 null mice. However, there was evidence of disconnect between transcriptional signatures and certain phenotypic measures between KO AL and KO DR , in that additive effects on body mass were observed but at the transcriptional level DR induced a unique set of genes in these already long-lived mice.
Insulin Receptor Substrate Proteins
Endocrine Therapy Resistance
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Aging, 2018, 10 (5), pp. 1027 - 1052