Age and natural metabolically-intensive behavior affect oxidative stress and antioxidant mechanisms.

@article{Williams2008AgeAN,
  title={Age and natural metabolically-intensive behavior affect oxidative stress and antioxidant mechanisms.},
  author={Jason B. Williams and Stephen P Roberts and Michelle M Elekonich},
  journal={Experimental gerontology},
  year={2008},
  volume={43 6},
  pages={538-49}
}
Flying honey bees have among the highest mass-specific metabolic rates ever measured, suggesting that their flight muscles may experience high levels of oxidative stress during normal daily activities. We measured parameters of oxidative stress and antioxidant capacity in highly metabolic flight muscle and less active head tissue in cohorts of age-matched nurse bees, which rarely fly, and foragers, which fly several hours per a day. Naturally occurring foraging flight elicited an increase in… CONTINUE READING