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Accelerated aging and nucleolar fragmentation in yeast sgs1 mutants.

The SGS1 gene of yeast encodes a DNA helicase with homology to the human WRN gene. Mutations in WRN result in Werner's syndrome, a disease with symptoms resembling premature aging. Mutation of SGS1 is shown to cause premature aging in yeast mother cells on the basis of a shortened life-span and the aging- induced phenotypes of sterility and redistribution of the Sir3 silencing protein from telomeres to the nucleolus. Further, in old sgs1 cells the nucleolus is enlarged and fragmented-changes that also occur in old wild-type cells. These findings suggest a conserved mechanism of cellular aging that may be related to nucleolar structure.[1]


  1. Accelerated aging and nucleolar fragmentation in yeast sgs1 mutants. Sinclair, D.A., Mills, K., Guarente, L. Science (1997) [Pubmed]
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