InterventionDietary iron
Alternate Name
OrganismDrosophila melanogaster
Aging PhenotypeCorrelation
Allele TypeN/A
StrainOregon R
DescriptionThe life span of Drosophila melanogaster (Oregon R) males was found to be proportional to the logarithm of the iron content of the diet (Massie et al., 1993).
Gene Function
Other PhenotypesThe total body iron content was found to correlate with the total calcium content of adult Drosophila (Massie et al, 1993).
Primary ReferenceMassie, H. R., Aiello, V. R., and Williams, T. R. (1993). Inhibition of iron absorption prolongs the life span of Drosophila. Mech Ageing Dev 67, 227-37. [Abstract]
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KeywordsFe, Ca, calcium, ion