DrugAge entry for Glycerol

1,2,3-Propanetriol • 1,2,3-trihydroxypropane • 56-81-5 • Dagralax • glycerin • Glycerin, anhydrous • Glycerin, synthetic • Glycerine • Glycerinum • Glyceritol • glycerol • Glycyl alcohol • Glyrol • Glysanin • Grocolene • Ophthalgan • Optim • Osmoglyn • Polyglycerine • PROPANE-1,2,3-TRIOL • Propanetriol • Synthetic glycerin • Synthetic glycerine • Trihydroxypropane • Vitrosupos 
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SEP-L1000 side effects
Abdominal pain, Asthenia, Body temperature increased, Chest pain, Confusional state, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Dyspnoea, Haemorrhage, Headache, Hyperhidrosis, Hypersensitivity, Insomnia, Nausea, Oedema, Pain, Paraesthesia, Pruritus, Rash, Somnolence, Tachycardia, Vomiting 


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Compound/Formulation Species Avg/Med Lifespan Change (%) Max Lifespan Change (%) Strain Dosage Significant? Reference

Lifespan Charts for Glycerol


Lee, SJ et al. (2009) Glucose shortens the life span of C. elegans by downregulating DAF-16/FOXO activity and aquaporin gene expression. Cell Metab. 10(5)379-391 PubMed
Snell, TW and Johnston, RK (2014) Glycerol extends lifespan of Brachionus manjavacas (Rotifera) and protects against stressors. Exp. Gerontol. 57()47-56 PubMed
Edwards, C et al. (2015) Mechanisms of amino acid-mediated lifespan extension in Caenorhabditis elegans. BMC Genet. 16()8 PubMed
Anderson N, et al. (2016) C. elegans lifespan extension by osmotic stress requires FUdR, base excision repair, FOXO, and sirtuins Mech Ageing Dev () PubMed

DGIdb Human Drug-Gene Interactions for Glycerol

Interaction Types Gene Symbol Common Name Entrez Id DGIdb Sources Homologs References

Stitch DB Human Drug-Protein Interactions for Glycerol

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

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