Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University

Japanese

Colloquium

The 175th Colloquium Info:Shuhei Nakamura(Laboratory of Intracellular Membrane Dynamics(Yoshimori Lab.) ・Assistant Prof.)(Wed. Nov. 29,2017 12:15~)

Speaker Shuhei Nakamura(Laboratory of Intracellular Membrane Dynamics(Yoshimori Lab.)
Title "Essential role for autophagy in lifespan extension" 
Date Wed. Nov. 29,2017 12:15~
Room 2F Seminar room, Biosystems Building, FBS
Host Contact:Maho Hamasaki (Laboratory of Intracellular Membrane Dynamics (Yoshimori Lab.) , Assoc. Prof.)
Tel:06-6879-3587
E-mail:hamasaki@fbs.osaka-u.ac.jp

Detail

Speaker :Shuhei Nakamura (Assistant Prof. of FBS)

Affiliation:Laboratory of Intracellular Membrane Dynamics (Yoshimori Lab.)
 
Title:"Essential role for autophagy in lifespan extension" 

Abstract:
Aging is the primary risk factor for several diseases such as neurodegenerative disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders.
If the lifespan and/or healthspan are prolonged, onset of these diseases can be delayed at same time. Thus  researchers are now trying to reveal the molecular mechanism to regulate animal lifespan. Recent evidences suggest that  an intracellular bulk degradation system, autophagy, is one of "convergent mechanism" of many longevity pathways. On the other hand, activity of autophagy is known to decrease with age. However, it is still unclear how autophagy is regulated during aging and if the activation of autophagy suffices to extend animal lifespan. In this FBS seminar, I will present current knowledge about roles of autophgy in lifespan regulation together with our recent research progress aiming to answer these questions.


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Contact:Maho Hamasaki (Laboratory of Intracellular Membrane Dynamics (Yoshimori Lab.) , Assoc. Prof.)
Tel:06-6879-3587
E-mail:hamasaki@fbs.osaka-u.ac.jp

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