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Species Caenorhabditis elegans
Strain N2
Temperature 25
Lifespan 7.5 days
Reference Lifespan 7.5 days
Lifespan Change
Lifespan Measure mean
Lifespan Effect increased
Significance significant
Citation Shibamura A, Ikeda T, Nishikawa Y. (2009). A method for oral administration of hydrophilic substances to Caenorhabditis elegans: Effects of oral supplementation with antioxidants on the nematode lifespan. Mech. Ageing Dev. [pubmed]
Using liposomes, oral administration of hydrophilic antioxidants (ascorbic acid, N-acetyl-cysteine, reduced glutathione, and thioproline) prolonged the lifespan of the nematodes, whereas the conventional method of delivery showed neither fluorescence nor longevity effects. Survival of nematodes supplemented without liposomes, NGM containing 180 mg reduced glutathione was not significantly different.

Compound Interventions

Name Quantity Ncbi Id
reduced glutathione 180 mg