Interventionantioxidant drug EUK-8
Alternate Name
OrganismMusca domestica
Aging PhenotypeShortened life-span
Allele TypeN/A
DescriptionAdministration of EUK-8 at concentrations greater than 0.5 mM shortened the mean life-span of flies under normoxic conditions (Bayne and Sohal, 2002). At concentrations less than 0.5 mM EUK-8 had no effect on life-span. Under hyperoxic conditions, administration of EUK-8 shortened life span.
Gene FunctionEUK-8 acts as a superoxide dismutase and catalase mimetic (Baker et al., 1998).
Other PhenotypesIn one report, administration of EUK-8 at 0.5 mM concentration extended mean and maximum life span in C. elegans by about 50% (Melov et al., 2000). However, a more recent report finds that EUK-8 shortens life-span in C. elegans at concentrations higher than 0.05 mM (Keaney and Gems, 2003).

EUK-8 had no significant effect on the protein carbonyl content of old flies (Bayne and Sohal, 2002).

Primary ReferenceBayne, A. V., and Sohal, R. S. (2002). Effects of superoxide dismutase/catalase mimetics on life span and oxidative stress resistance in the housefly, Musca domestica. Free Radic Biol Med 32, 1229-34. [Abstract]
Other ReferencesBaker, K., Marcus, C. B., Huffman, K., Kruk, H., Malfroy, B., and Doctrow, S. R. (1998). Synthetic combined superoxide dismutase/catalase mimetics are protective as a delayed treatment in a rat stroke model: a key role for reactive oxygen species in ische [Abstract]
Melov, S., Ravenscroft, J., Malik, S., Gill, M. S., Walker, D. W., Clayton, P. E., Wallace, D. C., Malfroy, B., Doctrow, S. R., and Lithgow, G. J. (2000). Extension of life-span with superoxide dismutase/catalase mimetics. Science 289, 1567-9. [Abstract]
Keaney, M., and Gems, D. (2003). No increase in lifespan in Caenorhabditis elegans upon treatment with the superoxide dismutase mimetic EUK-8. Free radic biol med 34, 277-82.
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Keywordshousefly, oxidative stress, superoxide, catalase, mimetic