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  • adj. Pertaining to thermosensation.


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  • Specifically, the authors suggest that at high temperature, the worm's thermosensory neurons produce a signal that stimulates expression of the daf-9 gene, which produces a steroid hormone that extends lifespan.


  • C. elegans has been known to have thermosensory or heat-sensing neurons, which allow the worms to move towards temperatures they associate with food.


  • The data suggest that these thermosensory neurons affect lifespan at warm temperature by changing the activity of a steroid signaling pathway, which in turn affects longevity, according to the paper.


  • If the "chemical reaction" theory were accurate, worms at a constant hotter temperature would age at the same fast rate, whether their thermosensory neurons perceived the heat or not.


  • The researchers propose that this thermosensory system allows


  • "In sum," the researchers wrote, "TGI was reduced only when thermosensory and tactile information from all three fingers was fully integrated.

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