InterventionHeat Shock
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OrganismDrosophila melanogaster
Aging PhenotypeLife-span extension
Allele TypeN/A
DescriptionTreatment of adult flies with a mild heat shock increases average life span by 2 days relative to untreated controls. This life span extension appears to be independent of the suppression of reproductive activity induced by the heat shock (Khazaeli et al., 1997).
Gene FunctionN/A
Other PhenotypesMild heat shock also causes increased tolerance to subsequent heat shock that is more severe.
Primary ReferenceKhazaeli, A. A., Tatar, M., Pletcher, S. D., and Curtsinger, J. W. (1997). Heat-induced longevity extension in Drosophila. I. Heat treatment, mortality, and thermotolerance. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 52, B48-52. [Abstract]
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KeywordsDrosophila, flies, thermotolerance, heat shock, reproduction, thermal stress