Friday, April 20, 2007

Royal Jelly and Aging

Antioxidative Action of Royal Jelly in the Yeast Cell
Experimental Gerontology, 2007 Feb 20

Royal jelly is a bee product, secreted from the hypopharingeal and mandibular glands of worker bees. There are many reports on pharmacological activities of royal jelly in experimental animals, but there are few about its antioxidative properties connected to aging. The aim of the work was to investigate the antioxidative action of royal jelly in the cell of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model organism...

Results showed that royal jelly decreased intracellular oxidation in a dose dependent manner. Additionally it affected growth and cell energy metabolic activity in a growth phase dependent manner. Protein profile analysis showed that royal jelly in the cell does not act only as a scavenger of reactive oxygen species, but it also affects protein expression...

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