InterventionSodium selenite
Alternate NameSelenium
OrganismZaprionus paravittiger
Aging PhenotypeLife-span extension
Allele TypeN/A
StrainUnknown
DescriptionDietary supplementation with sodium selenite, an antioxidant, increases the median and maxiumum life-span of both males and females (Kaur et al., 1989).
Gene Function
Other PhenotypesAnimals fed sodium selenite showed an increase in catalase and peroxidase activity (Kaur et al., 1989).
Homologs
Primary ReferenceKaur, M., Wadhwa, R., and Sharma, S. P. (1989). Effect of sodium selenite on antioxidative enzymes of banana fruitfly. Gerontology 35, 188-91. [Abstract]
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Keywordsantioxidant, oxidative stress, dietary supplementation, fruitfly