Electrolyzed Reduced Water Prolongs Caenorhabditis elegans’ Lifespan

  • Hanxu Yan
  • Huaize Tian
  • Takeki Hamasaki
  • Masumi Abe
  • Noboru Nakamichi
  • Kiichiro Teruya
  • Yoshinori Katakura
  • Shinkatsu Morisawa
  • Sanetaka Shirahata
Conference paper
Part of the Animal Cell Technology: Basic & Applied Aspects book series (ANICELLTECH, volume 16)

Abstract

Electrolyzed reduced water (ERW) has been reported to scavenge intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) and improve oxidative stress-related diseases. A new culture method using water medium for Caenorhabditis elegans (C.elegans) was developed in order to elucidate the effects of ERW on the lifespan of nematode. ERW significantly extended the lifespan of C. elegans and alleviated the ROS Level in nematode in water medium, but not in conventional S-medium. These results suggested that the nematode lifespan was elongated at least in part by ROS-scavenging action of ERW.

Keywords

C. Elegans Electrolyzed reduced water Lifespan Nematode Reactive oxygen species 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hanxu Yan
    • 1
  • Huaize Tian
    • 2
  • Takeki Hamasaki
    • 3
  • Masumi Abe
    • 3
  • Noboru Nakamichi
    • 4
    • 5
  • Kiichiro Teruya
    • 1
    • 6
    • 7
  • Yoshinori Katakura
    • 8
    • 1
    • 2
  • Shinkatsu Morisawa
    • 3
  • Sanetaka Shirahata
    • 8
  1. 1.Graduate School of System Life ScienceKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Genetic Resources TechnologyKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Genetic Resources TechnologyKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  4. 4.Nihon Trim Co. Ltd.OsakaJapan
  5. 5.Functional Water Cell Analysis Center Co. Ltd.FukuokaJapan
  6. 6.Department of Genetic Resources Technology, Faculty of AgricultureKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  7. 7.Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental SciencesKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  8. 8.Faculty of AgricultureKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

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