Rajkumar Wadhwa

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The median and the maximum life spans of Drosophila bipectinata increased after feeding with various concentrations (10 microM, 10(2) microM and 10(3) microM) of butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT). Insects fed on the diet supplemented with 10(3) microM BHT had decreased rate of lipid peroxidation (measured by thiobarbituric acid test) with respect to the(More)
  • R Wadhwa
  • 1987
An antioxidant, sodium hypophosphite (SHP-1 X 10(3) microM), when added to the diet of Zaprionus paravittiger, induces various shifts in the age-related biochemical parameters. It maintains the viability of protein synthesis and normal energy-yielding processes through longer intervals besides decelerating the rate of loss of nucleic acids (Sharma and(More)
Zaprionus paravittiger fed with an antioxidant (sodium hypophosphite, 1 X 10(3) microM) supplemented diet exhibited adaptive compensatory responses in catalase activity (quantitative as well as qualitative). The longevity and catalase activity were found to be positively linked. The study denotes that free radical formation and antioxygenic defenses are(More)
The median and maximum life spans of Zaprionus paravittiger at 26 +/- 2 degrees C were 35.45 +/- 0.39 and 70.0 +/- 1.00 days, respectively, in males and 39.93 +/- 0.40 and 77.67 +/- 0.58 days in females. Feeding of an antioxidant-sodium hypophoshite (SHP), 1, 10 1 X 10(2) and 1 X 10(3) microM-resulted in increased survival of both sexes. Further increase in(More)
Sodium hypophosphite (1 x 10(3) microM) supplementation in the diet of Zaprionus paravittiger resulted in adaptive responses in the quantitative as well as qualitative activity of peroxidase. The changes in peroxidase were in compliance with the earlier reported sodium hypophosphite (SHP)-induced prolonged life span of flies (Wadhwa, R., Arch. Gerontol.(More)
The median and maximum life spans of Zaprionus paravittiger are 43 and 79 days, respectively, for males and 52 and 91 days for females at 24 +/- 2 degrees C. Sodium selenite (SS), an antioxidant, feeding prolongs the median as well as maximum life span of both the sexes. Antioxidative enzymes, catalase and peroxidase showed greater activity during the(More)
Addition of antioxidant, sodium hypophosphite (SHP; 1 mM), to the diet of Zaprionus paravittiger (Diptera) results in depressed ATPase activity in both the sexes in comparison to the normal group. However, the rate of age-related decline in ATPase activity is lowered considerably in SHP fed group. Such changes in ATPase activity might be one of the(More)
Aging in the beetle Caryedon serratus was accompanied by a decline in total DNA content (9.28% in males and 9.79% in females). Mitochondrial DNA remained constant until the 11th day of age and then decreased gradually with advancing age in both sexes. RNA content and the RNA/DNA ratio showed similar changes in whole body as well as mitochondrial fractions.(More)
DNA content decreases during first 20 and 25 days of survival in male and female flies of Drosophila bipectinata respectively. RNA as well as RNA/DNA content show a similar trend in males while in females both rise significantly during the first 5 to 10 days of survival followed by a steady decline till day 25. The study suggests that decreasing nucleic(More)
The chief motor functions of human stomach, namely receiving, storing, mixing and emptying, influence the absorption of ingested food and hence determine the glycemic response to the meal. However, among these functions, the gastric emptying pattern of the stomach is essentially regulated by the meal characteristics such as particle size, volume, nutrient(More)