A directed RNAi screen based on larval growth arrest reveals new modifiers of C. elegans insulin signaling
2012 (English)In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 7, no 4, e34507- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Genes regulating Caenorhabditis elegans insulin/IGF signaling (IIS) have largely been identified on the basis of their involvement in dauer development or longevity. A third IIS phenotype is the first larval stage (L1) diapause, which is also influenced by asna-1, a regulator of DAF-28/insulin secretion. We reasoned that new regulators of IIS strength might be identified in screens based on the L1 diapause and the asna-1 phenotype. Eighty-six genes were selected for analysis by virtue of their predicted interaction with ASNA-1 and screened for asna-1-like larval arrest. ykt-6, mrps-2, mrps-10 and mrpl-43 were identified as genes which, when inactivated, caused larval arrest without any associated feeding defects. Several tests indicated that IIS strength was weaker and that insulin secretion was defective in these animals. This study highlights the role of the Golgi network and the mitochondria in insulin secretion and provides a new list of genes that modulate IIS in C. elegans.
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2012. Vol. 7, no 4, e34507- p.
Endocrinology and Diabetes
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-57394DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0034507ISI: 000305338600033OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-57394DiVA: diva2:541338