telomere


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tel·o·mere

 (tĕl′ə-mîr′, tē′lə-)
n.
Either of the sections of DNA occurring at the ends of a chromosome.

telomere

(ˈtɛləˌmɪə)
n
(Genetics) genetics either of the ends of a chromosome
[C20: from Greek telos end + meros part]

tel•o•mere

(ˈtɛl əˌmɪər, ˈti lə-)
n.
the segment of DNA that occurs at the ends of chromosomes.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.telomere - either (free) end of a eukaryotic chromosome; "telomeres act as caps to keep the sticky ends of chromosomes from randomly clumping together"
chromosome - a threadlike strand of DNA in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order; "humans have 22 chromosome pairs plus two sex chromosomes"
end, terminal - either extremity of something that has length; "the end of the pier"; "she knotted the end of the thread"; "they rode to the end of the line"; "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix"
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While research has yet to pinpoint the specific type of exercise that can boost telomere health, more has been learned about the effects of certain dietary choices.
Telomere length is an indicator of both cellular and biological ageing.
They wanted to begin to identify the right and wrong foods for telomere health.
In this way, it allows telomere duplication and telomerase regulation, which is the enzyme that elongates telomeres.
Many scientists believe that telomere length is a useful measure of a cell's functional age.
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UM researchers used telomere length to measure cellular aging in the study.
Led by Deliang Tang and Frederica Perera at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, the research team analyzed telomere length in the umbilical cord blood of 255 newborns, about half of whom were born before the plant closure and half conceived and born after.
Future therapies that prevent telomere loss and keep muscle stem cells viable might be able to slow the progress of disease and boost muscle regeneration in the patients.
"Our study showed that alcoholic patients have a shortened telomere length, which means that heavy drinking causes biological aging at a cellular level," said study researcher Naruhisa Yamaki, in a recent (http://www.newswise.com/articles/drinking-makes-you-older-at-the-cellular-level) statement  on Newswise.
In this study, the research team found that ZBTB48 not only prevents further telomere lengthening in cells that already have abnormally long telomeres, but more generally in cancer cells regardless of their telomere length.