The activation by magnesium treatment of anti-oxidants eliminating the oxygen free radicals in drosophila melanogaster in vivo

Béla Matkovics, István Kiss, Sándor A. Kiss

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Abstract

Drosophila melanogaster adults of the Oregon R and Canton S wild-type stocks were fed for 24 h with 0. 10 M. 0.25 M and 0.50 M MgCl2 in 1 per cent sugar solution. This treatment resulted in a significant increase (10-50 per cent) in the activities of the enzymes superoxide dismutase (SOD) and catalase as well as in the concentration of the non-enzymatic antioxidant glutathione (GSH). The increased activities could be due to the increased synthesis caused by the Mg treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-38
Number of pages6
JournalMagnesium Research
Volume10
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1997

Keywords

  • Anti-oxidants
  • Drosophila
  • Magnesium
  • Oxygen free radicals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Biochemistry

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