Subscribe Now Subscribe Today
Science Alert
 
FOLLOW US:     Facebook     Twitter
Blue
   
Curve Top
International Journal of Zoological Research
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 34-48
DOI: 10.3923/ijzr.2011.34.48
Sexual Dimorphism in the Effect of a Taurine Supplemented Diet on Life Span in Adult Drosophila melanogaster
L.A. Smith, I. Habib, S. Shirkey, B. Talon, A. Milne and J. Nadolski

Abstract:
As the amino acid taurine is being used more frequently in human and animal diets, the exact physiological role and benefit have not been fully elucidated. To determine if taurine can impact long term physiology, we investigated the effects of a chronic taurine supplemented diet using the model organism, Drosophila melanogaster. We specifically studied how life span and development are affected. A pairwise comparison of survival curves found a significant difference between male and female fruit flies supplemented with a taurine diet. Another pairwise comparison found a significant difference between taurine and normal fed fruit flies with respect to gender. Fruit fly eggs are sensitive to exogenous taurine concentrations reducing the number of hatched larvae. Present studies indicate chronic taurine provided throughout the life time may be beneficial to life span extension in adulthood.
PDF Fulltext XML References Citation Report Citation
 RELATED ARTICLES:
  •    Differential Sensitivities of Three Strains of Drosophila melanogaster (Diptera: Drosophilidae) to Imipramine as an Antidepressant Drug
  •    Effects of Taurine on Glutathione Peroxidase, Glutathione Reductase and Reduced Glutathione Levels in Rats
How to cite this article:

L.A. Smith, I. Habib, S. Shirkey, B. Talon, A. Milne and J. Nadolski, 2011. Sexual Dimorphism in the Effect of a Taurine Supplemented Diet on Life Span in Adult Drosophila melanogaster. International Journal of Zoological Research, 7: 34-48.

DOI: 10.3923/ijzr.2011.34.48

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijzr.2011.34.48

 
COMMENT ON THIS PAPER
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

       

       

Curve Bottom