Rapamycin in DrugAge


SpeciesAssaysAvg Lifespan Change (%)Maximum Lifespan Change (%)
Caenorhabditis elegans420.6
Mus musculus916 14
Drosophila melanogaster113
Summary Total Assays: 14 Max: 20.6 Max: 14

Results for Rapamycin

Species Avg Lifespan change (%) Max Lifespan change (%) Strain Dosage Gender Significance

Selected Lifespan Change:

Species Avg Lifespan change (%) Max Lifespan change (%) Strain Dosage Gender Significance Reference


Primary References
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Robida-Stubbs, S et al. (2012) TOR signaling and rapamycin influence longevity by regulating SKN-1/Nrf and DAF-16/FoxO. Cell Metab. 15(5)713-724 PubMed
Zhang, Y et al. (2014) Rapamycin extends life and health in C57BL/6 mice. J. Gerontol. A Biol. Sci. Med. Sci. 69(2)119-130 PubMed
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Neff, F et al. (2013) Rapamycin extends murine lifespan but has limited effects on aging. J. Clin. Invest. 123(8)3272-3291 PubMed
Miller, RA et al. (2014) Rapamycin-mediated lifespan increase in mice is dose and sex dependent and metabolically distinct from dietary restriction. Aging Cell 13(3)468-477 PubMed
Fok, WC et al. (2014) Mice fed rapamycin have an increase in lifespan associated with major changes in the liver transcriptome. PLoS ONE 9(1)e83988 PubMed
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DGIdb human gene-drug interactions for Rapamycin

Entrez Gene Symbol Gene Name Interaction Source Interaction Type GenAge Interactions

Stitch DB human protein-drug interactions for Rapamycin

The data below is based on a Stitch DB API call for human protein-drug interactions for Rapamycin

Up to 20 direct protein and drug interactions are displayed, having a medium confidence score (0.450) or above.


Displayed below are the associated biological networks for each of the top 20 direct Rapamycin protein interactors.

Ensembl Id StringDB Id