Interventionsodium tartrate
Alternate Nameethylenediaminetetraacetic acid
OrganismMytilina brevispina var redunca
Aging PhenotypeLife-span extension
Allele TypeN/A
DescriptionBrief immersion in a sodium citrate solution significantly extended life-span in the rotifer Mytilina brevispina var redunca (Sincock, 1975).
Gene FunctionChelating agent. Proposed to extend life-span by reduction of calcium accumulation (Sincock, 1975).
Other PhenotypesSimilar reductions in copper accumulation and life-span lengthening effects were observed after brief immersionEGTA, EDTA, or sodium citrate (Sincock, 1975).
Primary ReferenceSincock, A. M. (1975). Life extension in the rotifer Mytilina brevispina var redunca by the application of chelating agents. J Gerontol 30, 289-93. [Abstract]
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Keywordsrotifer, chelation, divalent ions, metal, Cu