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Folate status of gut microbiome affects Caenorhabditis eleganslifespan

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Biology, July 2012
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Title
Folate status of gut microbiome affects Caenorhabditis eleganslifespan
Published in
BMC Biology, July 2012
DOI 10.1186/1741-7007-10-66
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Authors

Theresa PT Nguyen, Catherine F Clarke

Abstract

In a paper in BMC Biology Virk et al. show that Caenorhabditis elegans lifespan is extended in response to a diet of folate-deficient Escherichia coli. The deficiencies in folate biosynthesis were due to an aroD mutation, or treatment of E. coli with sulfa drugs, which are mimics of the folate precursor para-aminobenzoic acid. This study suggests that pharmacological manipulation of the gut microbiome folate status may be a viable approach to slow animal aging, and raises questions about folate supplementation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 2%
Canada 1 2%
Unknown 54 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 16 29%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 18%
Student > Bachelor 7 13%
Professor 6 11%
Other 4 7%
Other 9 16%
Unknown 4 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 27 48%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 16%
Chemistry 5 9%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 4%
Other 6 11%
Unknown 3 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 September 2012.
All research outputs
#1,129,655
of 12,434,464 outputs
Outputs from BMC Biology
#388
of 1,118 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#11,108
of 120,029 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Biology
#7
of 18 outputs
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