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Effects of Antioxidant food Supplement on aging in Bombyx Mori

Author Affiliations

  • 1Dept. of Zoology, Calicut University P.O, University of Calicut, Malappuram, Kerala, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 3, Issue (4), Pages 61-65, April,10 (2014)

Abstract

Aging is the accumulation of deleterious changes occurring in an organism over time. It causes as a result of free radical deposition in the body which is fought out by the antioxidants. Present study mainly focuses on the dietary supplementation of antioxidants, ascorbic acid and tyrosine in the aging of Bombyx mori larvae. Total protein, hydrogen peroxide and catalase activity of haemolymph and fat body have been estimated at time interval of 24 hrs for a period of 4 days. The results obtained were statistically analysed. It was found that ascorbic acid and tyrosine acted as a potential dietary antioxidant supplement which caused significant changes in the organism’s body, by scavenging the free radicals formed in the body as a result of metabolic reactions.

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