Archives of Biological Sciences 2007 Volume 59, Issue 3, Pages: 223-226
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Anti-genotoxic effect of aloe vera gelR on the mutagenic action of ethyl methanesulfonate
The antimutagenic effect of aloe vera gelR was investigated using the Drosophila sex-linked recessive lethal test (or SLRL test). In this assay, 3-day-old adults were treated with a direct-acting mutagen - ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS), which was the positive control. The other group of individuals of the same age was firstly treated with EMS, and then with aloe vera gelR (co-treatment). When co-treatment experiments with aloe were carried out, it was effective in reducing genotoxicity of the direct-acting mutagen. .
Keywords: Drosophila melanogaster, SLRL test, genotoxicity, aloe vera gelR
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