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Creatine (Cr), an ergogenic nutritional supplement is demonstrated to possess bioenergetic, antiexcitotoxic and antioxidant properties. This study investigated the neuroprotective effects of Cr against rotenone induced oxidative stress, mortality and neurotoxicty in Drosophila melanogaster. We found significant diminution in the endogenous levels of(More)
Female remating with more than one male leads to coexistence of sperm from different males in the same female, thus creating a selection pressure on sperm. To understand the extent of divergence in the reproductive behaviour among closely related species, in the present study, the influence of first mating histories like mating latency, duration of(More)
For the first time, the glue protein pattern polymorphism in natural populations of D. n. nasuta and D. s. neonasuta has been analyzed by SDS-PAGE. The study involving 200 and 185 isofemale lines comprising 2028 and 1900 individuals of D. n. nasuta and D. s. neonasuta, respectively, revealed the occurrence of eight variant glue protein phenotypes in D. n.(More)
Oxidative stress is believed to be a major factor for the onset of Parkinson's disease (PD). In this study, we have investigated oxidative status in transgenic Drosophila model of PD. Our results revealed elevated levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and lipid peroxidation (LPO) in A30P and A53T α-synuclein PD model flies compared to control. We have(More)
By analyzing the progeny of crosses involving brown eye mutants and the wild types in two members of Drosophila nasuta subgroup namely D. n. nasuta and D. n. albomicans we could show that the mutant gene is recessive, located in the chromosome 2 and the alleles of this gene are present at different loci. A study of fitness in the eye color mutants in(More)
In this paper, we have demonstrated for the first time, the antioxidant and neuroprotective effects of Decalepis hamiltonii (Dh) root extract against paraquat (PQ)-induced oxidative stress and neurotoxicity in Drosophila melanogaster. Exposure of adult D. melanogaster (Oregon K) to PQ induced oxidative stress as evidenced by glutathione depletion, lipid(More)
Age-associated accumulation of oxidative damage linked to decline of antioxidant defense mechanism, leads to impairment of cognitive function in many organisms. These damages can pass through generations and affect the cognitive quality of progenies. In Drosophila, classical olfactory conditioning results in the formation of different types of memory.(More)
Male accessory gland secretory proteins in seven members of the Drosophila nasuta subgroup have been analyzed by SDS-PAGE. The study revealed remarkable simplicity in the patterns. The protein fractions, which migrate in three groups, could be categorized as "major" and "minor." The number of major fractions varies from a maximum of eight to a minimum of(More)
Memory impairment during aging is believed to be a consequence of decline in neuronal function and increase in neurodegeneration. Accumulation of oxidative damage and reduction of antioxidant defense system play a key role in organismal aging and functional senescence. In our study, we examined the age-related memory impairment (AMI) in relation to(More)