telomere


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either (free) end of a eukaryotic chromosome

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Each time a cell divides, the telomere gets a little shorter, eventually getting so short that the cell dies.
After adjustment for several factors, increased sugar-sweetened soda intake was associated with a reduction in telomere length.
Treatment with a small molecule that blocks a key step in that pathway--the alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) pathway--was able to inhibit the growth and survival of ALT-positive tumor cells.
There are also highly debilitating genetic diseases associated with telomere shortening that could benefit from such a potential treatment.
T/S (relative telomere length) is the ratio of Cycle Threshold (CT) of telomere gene over B436 gene.
In the study, Mediterranean diet and telomere length in Nurses' Health Study: population based cohort study, researchers analyzed 4676 disease-free women who had their telomeres measured and completed biennial food frequency questionnaires.
It's thought, then, that lifestyle choices like diet may well be a factor in determining telomere length.
The Life Length Telomere Analysis Technology (TAT) offers a unique biomarker since telomeres are best predictors of biological age that is closely related with the onset of cardiovascular diseases the incidence of which is relatively high in this region particularly in the UAE.
Their Telomere Test is a blood test that measures the length of your telomeres compared with a control gene.
Daniel Notterman and colleagues examined genetic information from 40 nine-year-old African-American boys that included telomere length.
But the excitement over the possibility that telomere length could explain aging and disease should not replace the facts," Armanios cautions.
Research has shown that the speed of telomere shortening can vary between individuals, corresponding to different rates of biological ageing.
The research team, led by Dr James Brown, has proven a significant link exists between Irisin levels in the blood and a biological marker of ageing called telomere length.
Telomere shortening has long been known to damage immunity and increase risk of cancer.