Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 25 January 2006
Vol. 2006, Issue 4, p. nf4
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2006.4.nf4]

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The Way of the Honeybee

Bees turn reproductive protein into antioxidant

Mitch Leslie

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2006/4/nf4

Abstract: When it comes to aging, bees have flown away from other invertebrates, according to a new study. The work reveals that an egg protein that cuts survival in worms shields honeybees from destructive oxidants. The insects' social habits might have allowed them to divert the life-shortening protein to a beneficial function.

Citation: M. Leslie, The Way of the Honeybee. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2006 (4), nf4 (2006).

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