Caenorhabditis elegansGenAge entry for daf-8 (Caenorhabditis elegans)

Gene information (ID: 170)

Symbol
daf-8
Name
abnormal DAuer Formation
Organism
Caenorhabditis elegans (AnAge)
Known functions and activities
Encodes a Smad protein that represses dauer development

Potential relevance to longevity and/or ageing

Observations
Mutation in adults increased mean lifespan by 31% but it did not increase maximum lifespan.
% change in avg or median lifespan
Average lifespan is 31% higher.
Lifespan Effect
Increase
Genetic Manipulation
Mutation
Longevity Category
Anti-Longevity
Primary reference

    Homologs in other organisms

    No homologs found

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