InterventionButylated hydroxytoluene
Alternate Name
OrganismDrosophila bipectinata
Aging PhenotypeLife-span extension
Allele TypeN/A
StrainUnknown
DescriptionThe median and the maximum life spans of Drosophila bipectinata increased after feeding with various concentrations (10-1000 uM) of butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) (Sharma and Wadhwa, 1983).
Gene FunctionAntioxidant free radical scavenger.
Other PhenotypesInsects fed on the diet supplemented with 1000 uM BHT had decreased rate of lipid peroxidation (measured by thiobarbituric acid test) compared to controls (Sharma and Wadhwa, 1983).
Homologs
Primary ReferenceSharma, S. P., and Wadhwa, R. (1983). Effect of butylated hydroxytoluene on the life span of Drosophila bipectinata. Mech Ageing Dev 23, 67-71. [Abstract]
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Keywordsantidoxidant, oxidative stress, mitochondrial, fly, flies, melanogaster