Congratulations to Professor Maria Bayliak and the department staff Oleh Demianchuk, Dmytro Gospodaryov, Maria Lylyk and Vitaliy Balatskii on the publication of an experimental article in the journal Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology

We congratulate head of the department Maria Bayliak and graduate student Oleh Demianchuk on the publication of the experimental article “Alpha-ketoglutarate supplementation in long-lived Drosophila melanogaster: Impact on lifespan and metabolic responses” in Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology (impact factor 2.2, Q1 in Insect Science). The co-authors of the article are associate professor Dmytro Gospodaryov, head of the laboratory Maria Lylyk, and graduate student Vitaliy Balatskii. The goal of the study was to test whether the effects of alpha-ketoglutarate seen in nematodes and fruit flies would be replicated in the long-lived Drosophila melanogaster lineage. The study supports the assumption that drugs that increase the length and quality of life in model animals have a much weaker effect in populations with genetically determined long lifespans. These results also hint that all living organisms have an upper limit to their lifespan. The results of the study may also explain the contradictions regarding the effects of different geroprotective drugs on the lifespan of model organisms such as baker’s yeast, nematodes, fruit flies, and mice.