Herholz 2019 Nat Commun
|Herholz M, Cepeda E, Baumann L, Kukat A, Hermeling J, Maciej S, Szczepanowska K, Pavlenko V, Frommolt P, Trifunovic A (2019) KLF-1 orchestrates a xenobiotic detoxification program essential for longevity of mitochondrial mutants. Nat Commun 10:3323.|
Abstract: Most manipulations that extend lifespan also increase resistance to various stress factors and environmental cues in a range of animals from yeast to mammals. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms regulating stress resistance during aging are still largely unknown. Here we identify Krüppel-like factor 1 (KLF-1) as a mediator of a cytoprotective response that dictates longevity induced by reduced mitochondrial function. A redox-regulated KLF-1 activation and transfer to the nucleus coincides with the peak of somatic mitochondrial biogenesis that occurs around a transition from larval stage L3 to D1. We further show that KLF-1 activates genes involved in the xenobiotic detoxification programme and identified cytochrome P450 oxidases, the KLF-1 main effectors, as longevity-assurance factors of mitochondrial mutants. Collectively, these findings underline the importance of the xenobiotic detoxification in the mitohormetic, longevity assurance pathway and identify KLF-1 as a central factor in orchestrating this response.
Labels: MiParea: Respiration, mtDNA;mt-genetics Pathology: Aging;senescence
Organism: Caenorhabditis elegans
Preparation: Intact organism