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Research Article

A Neuromedin U Receptor Acts with the Sensory System to Modulate Food Type-Dependent Effects on C. elegans Lifespan

  • Wolfgang Maier equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Wolfgang Maier, Bakhtiyor Adilov

    Affiliation: Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Bakhtiyor Adilov equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Wolfgang Maier, Bakhtiyor Adilov

    Affiliation: Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Martin Regenass,

    Affiliation: Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Joy Alcedo mail

    joy.alcedo@fmi.ch

    Affiliation: Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland

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  • Published: May 25, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1000376

About the Authors

Wolfgang Maier, Bakhtiyor Adilov, Martin Regenass, Joy Alcedo
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: joy.alcedo@fmi.ch

Competing Interests

We would like to disclose that the role of nmur-1 in modulating lifespan is the subject matter of a patent application (PCT/EP2008/061541).

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: WM BA JA. Performed the experiments: WM BA MR JA. Analyzed the data: WM BA MR JA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WM BA MR JA. Wrote the paper: WM JA.