Gene Symbol: pyk-1
Description: Pyruvate kinase
Alias: Pyruvate kinase
Species: Caenorhabditis elegans

Top Publications

  1. Yuan Y, Kadiyala C, Ching T, Hakimi P, Saha S, Xu H, et al. Enhanced energy metabolism contributes to the extended life span of calorie-restricted Caenorhabditis elegans. J Biol Chem. 2012;287:31414-26 pubmed publisher
    ..We conclude that an increase, not a decrease in fuel consumption, via an accelerated oxidation of fuels in the TCA cycle is involved in life span regulation; this mechanism may be conserved across phylogeny. ..
  2. Yuan Y, Hakimi P, Kao C, Kao A, Liu R, Janocha A, et al. Reciprocal Changes in Phosphoenolpyruvate Carboxykinase and Pyruvate Kinase with Age Are a Determinant of Aging in Caenorhabditis elegans. J Biol Chem. 2016;291:1307-19 pubmed publisher
    ..carboxykinase (PEPCK-C), a longevity-associated metabolic enzyme, and a reciprocal increase in glycolytic pyruvate kinase (PK) that were necessary and sufficient to limit lifespan...