Drosophila melanogasterGenAge entry for Cat (Drosophila melanogaster)

Gene information (ID: 91)

Symbol
Cat
Aliases
bs36h11.y1; cat; CAT; CatA; CATA; CG6871; CT21282; DMCATH
Name
Catalase
Organism
Drosophila melanogaster (AnAge)
Known functions and activities
Protects cells from hydrogen peroxide

Potential relevance to longevity and/or ageing

Observations
Overexpression of catalase and Sod1 result in a one-third lifespan extension, a slower rate of mortality acceleration, and a delayed loss in physical performance.
% change in avg or median lifespan
Lifespan is one-third higher.
Lifespan Effect
Increase
Genetic Manipulation
Overexpression
Longevity Category
Pro-Longevity
Primary reference

    Homologs in other organisms

    No homologs found

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