Abstract Title:

Rosa damascena decreased mortality in adult Drosophila.

Abstract Source:

J Med Food. 2008 Mar;11(1):9-13. PMID: 18361732

Abstract Author(s):

Mahtab Jafari, Asghar Zarban, Steven Pham, Thomas Wang

Article Affiliation:

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA. mjafari@uci.edu


The effects of a rose-flower extract, Rosa damascena, on the mortality rate of Drosophila melanogaster was evaluated in this study. R. damascena is a potent antioxidant that has many therapeutic uses in addition to its perfuming effects. Supplementing Drosophila with this rose extract resulted in a statistically significant decrease in mortality rate in male and female flies. Moreover, the observed anti-aging effects were not associated with common confounds of anti-aging properties, such as a decrease in fecundity or metabolic rate.

Study Type : Animal Study
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Pharmacological Actions : Antioxidants : CK(14410) : AC(5758)

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