Chemical analysis of aging: testing predictions from green theory

Elizabeth Ostler, A. Iqbal, Richard Faragher, D. Naughton, M. Piper, L. Partridge

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Methods: Environmental and genetic interventions were applied to examine their effects on age-related changes in the chemical composition of Drosophila melanogaster. Novel analytical methods were developed and validated to investigate the accumulation, with age, of stable molecular damage in flies. Results: Cohorts of Drosophila with extended lifespans showed a reduced rate of accumulation of signals consistent with damage during ageing compared to wild-type cohorts cultured under normal conditions. Spectrometric analysis also revealed distinct age-associated qualitative changes. Main conclusion: This work represents the first use of a range of analytical techniques to characterise and quantify compounds associated with, and possibly causing, different rates of ageing in Drosophila melanogaster.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event40th American Aging Association Annual Meeting 2011 - Raleigh, North Carolina, 3-6 June, 2011
Duration: 1 Jan 2011 → …


Conference40th American Aging Association Annual Meeting 2011
Period1/01/11 → …


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