InterventionDietary cadmium
Alternate Name
OrganismDrosophila melanogaster
Aging PhenotypeShortened life-span
Allele TypeN/A
DescriptionDietary cadmium chloride at concentrations of 100 uM or greater shorten the life-span of Drosophila melanogaster by as much as 74% (Massie et al., 1983).
Gene Function
Other PhenotypesTreatment of files with CDTA inhibits the normal age-related cadmium accumulation and improves the median life-span by 20% (Massie et al., 1983).
Primary ReferenceMassie, H. R., Williams, T. R., and Aiello, V. R. (1983). Influence of dietary cadmium and chelators on the survival of Drosophila. Gerontology 29, 226-32. [Abstract]
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Keywordschelation, divalent ions, metals, Cd