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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774655/ctc1-stn1-coordinates-g-and-c-strand-synthesis-to-regulate-telomere-length
#1
Peili Gu, Shuting Jia, Taylor Takasugi, Eric Smith, Jayakrishnan Nandakumar, Eric Hendrickson, Sandy Chang
Coats plus (CP) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in CTC1, a component of the CST (CTC1, STN1, and TEN1) complex important for telomere length maintenance. The molecular basis of how CP mutations impact upon telomere length remains unclear. The CP CTC1L1142H mutation has been previously shown to disrupt telomere maintenance. In this study, we used CRISPR/Cas9 to engineer this mutation into both alleles of HCT116 and RPE cells to demonstrate that CTC1:STN1 interaction is required to repress telomerase activity...
May 17, 2018: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773556/prdx1-and-mth1-cooperate-to-prevent-ros-mediated-inhibition-of-telomerase
#2
Wareed Ahmed, Joachim Lingner
Telomerase counteracts telomere shortening and cellular senescence in germ, stem, and cancer cells by adding repetitive DNA sequences to the ends of chromosomes. Telomeres are susceptible to damage by reactive oxygen species (ROS), but the consequences of oxidation of telomeres on telomere length and the mechanisms that protect from ROS-mediated telomere damage are not well understood. In particular, 8-oxoguanine nucleotides at 3' ends of telomeric substrates inhibit telomerase in vitro, whereas, at internal positions, they suppress G-quadruplex formation and were therefore proposed to promote telomerase activity...
May 17, 2018: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771920/maternal-human-telomerase-reverse-transcriptase-variants-are-associated-with-preterm-labor-and-preterm-premature-rupture-of-membranes
#3
Caroline Marrs, Kevin Chesmore, Ramkumar Menon, Scott Williams
OBJECTIVE: Premature aging and short telomere lengths of fetal tissues are associated with spontaneous preterm labor (PTL) and preterm premature rupture of membranes (pPROM). Maintenance of telomere length is performed by the enzyme telomerase. Human telomerase reverse transcriptase (hTERT) is a subunit of telomerase, and its dysfunction affects telomere shortening. This study assessed whether maternal or fetal genetic variations in the hTERT gene are associated with PTL or pPROM. METHODS: A case (PTL or pPROM) control (term birth) genetic association study was conducted in 654 non-Hispanic white mothers (438 term, 162 PTL, 54 pPROM) and 502 non-Hispanic white newborns (346 term, 116 PTB, 40 pPROM)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771780/biomarkers-of-aging-in-hiv-infected-children-on-suppressive-antiretroviral-therapy
#4
Stephanie Shiau, Renate Strehlau, Jing Shen, Avy Violari, Faeezah Patel, Afaaf Liberty, Marc Foca, Shuang Wang, Mary Beth Terry, Michael T Yin, Ashraf Coovadia, Elaine J Abrams, Stephen M Arpadi, Louise Kuhn
BACKGROUND: Data on accelerated aging in HIV-infected children are limited. In this study we assess two biomarkers of aging - telomere length and DNA methylation (DNAm) age - in a cohort of early-treated HIV-infected children and compare these aging biomarkers to HIV-exposed uninfected (HEU) and HIV-unexposed uninfected (HUU) children. SETTING: Cross-sectional study of 120 HIV-infected, 33 HEU, and 25 HUU children enrolled in a cohort study in Johannesburg, South Africa...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770205/beginning-at-the-ends-telomeres-and-human-disease
#5
REVIEW
Sharon A Savage
Studies of rare and common illnesses have led to remarkable progress in the understanding of the role of telomeres (nucleoprotein complexes at chromosome ends essential for chromosomal integrity) in human disease. Telomere biology disorders encompass a growing spectrum of conditions caused by rare pathogenic germline variants in genes encoding essential aspects of telomere function. Dyskeratosis congenita, a disorder at the severe end of this spectrum, typically presents in childhood with the classic triad of abnormal skin pigmentation, nail dystrophy, and oral leukoplakia, accompanied by a very high risk of bone marrow failure, cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, and other medical problems...
2018: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769793/a-marker-of-biological-ageing-predicts-adult-risk-preference-in-european-starlings-sturnus-vulgaris
#6
Clare Andrews, Daniel Nettle, Sophie Reichert, Tom Bedford, Pat Monaghan, Melissa Bateson
Why are some individuals more prone to gamble than others? Animals often show preferences between 2 foraging options with the same mean reward but different degrees of variability in the reward, and such risk preferences vary between individuals. Previous attempts to explain variation in risk preference have focused on energy budgets, but with limited empirical support. Here, we consider whether biological ageing, which affects mortality and residual reproductive value, predicts risk preference. We studied a cohort of European starlings ( Sturnus vulgaris ) in which we had previously measured developmental erythrocyte telomere attrition, an established integrative biomarker of biological ageing...
May 2018: Behavioral Ecology: Official Journal of the International Society for Behavioral Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765418/isolation-and-characterisation-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-from-rat-bone-marrow-and-the-endosteal-niche-a-comparative-study
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Norhayati Yusop, Paul Battersby, Amr Alraies, Alastair J Sloan, Ryan Moseley, Rachel J Waddington
Within bone, mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) exist within the bone marrow stroma (BM-MSC) and the endosteal niche, as cells lining compact bone (CB-MSCs). This study isolated and characterised heterogeneous MSC populations from each niche and subsequently investigated the effects of extensive cell expansion, analysing population doublings (PDs)/cellular senescence, colony-forming efficiencies (CFEs), MSC cell marker expression, and osteogenic/adipogenic differentiation. CB-MSCs and BM-MSCs demonstrated similar morphologies and PDs, reaching 100 PDs...
2018: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761887/telomere-length-and-genetic-variations-affecting-telomere-length-as-biomarkers-for-facial-regeneration-with-platelet-rich-fibrin-based-on-the-low-speed-centrifugation-concept
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Cleopatra Nacopoulos, Kalliopi Gkouskou, Dimitrios Karypidis, Ioannis Vlastos, Anna-Maria Vesala, Joseph Choukroun, Richard J Miron, Emmanuel Prokopakis
BACKGROUND: Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF), a fibrin matrix produced by single blood centrifugation that contains leukocytes, platelets, and growth factors, is increasingly being utilized for facial regeneration purposes. However, our understanding of the involved pathophysiological mechanisms affecting regeneration is limited and current protocols require better optimization. Biomarkers that are related to skin aging such as telomere length (TL) have been proposed as a mean to analyze patients' stratification...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761675/telomere-length-aggregates-and-capture-in-cirrhosis
#9
Ido Laish, Amir Mari, Batya Mannasse, Ruth Hadary, Fred Meir Konikoff, Aliza Amiel, Yona Kitay-Cohen
BACKGROUND: Shortened telomeres were found in patients with cirrhosis, probably reflecting chronic liver injury, continuous regeneration, and destruction of hepatic nodules. OBJECTIVES: To test whether telomere shortening is a general marker of cirrhosis, independent of disease etiology. METHODS: We evaluated telomere length in patients with cryptogenic cirrhosis (largely a late sequela of steatohepatitis) compared to patients with cirrhosis caused by chronic hepatitis B and C (HBV/HCV)...
May 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760601/tumor-cell-accelerated-senescence-is-associated-with-dna-pkcs-status-and-telomere-dysfunction-induced-by-radiation
#10
Miaomiao Zhang, Xiaopeng Guo, Yue Gao, Dong Lu, Wenjian Li
Whether telomere structure integrity is related to radiosensitivity is not well investigated thus far. In this study, we investigated the relation between telomere instability and radiation-induced accelerated senescence. Partial knockdown of DNA-dependent catalytic subunit of protein kinase (DNA-PKcs) in human breast cancer cell line MCF-7 was established by small interfering RNA. Radiosensitivity of control and DNA-PKcs knockdown MCF-7 cells was analyzed by clonogenetic assay. Cell growth was measured by real-time cell electronic sensing...
April 2018: Dose-response: a Publication of International Hormesis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758336/grand-rounds-hepatic-manifestations-of-telomere-biology-disorders
#11
REVIEW
Mrinal M Patnaik, Patrick S Kamath, Douglas A Simonetto
Clinical Case A 51 year old Caucasian male was referred for evaluation of variceal bleeding. Laboratory tests were remarkable for mild thrombocytopenia and moderate alkaline phosphatase elevation. Synthetic liver function was well preserved. Abdominal computed tomography scan revealed moderate splenomegaly, gastric varices, and normal hepatic contour. A transjugular liver biopsy was performed revealing findings of nodular regenerative hyperplasia (NRH) with no significant fibrosis or necroinflammatory activity...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757967/epigenetics-of-subcellular-structure-functioning-in-the-origin-of-risk-or-resilience-to-comorbidity-of-neuropsychiatric-and-cardiometabolic-disorders
#12
REVIEW
Carlos Manuel Zapata-Martín Del Campo, Martín Martínez-Rosas, Verónica Guarner-Lans
Mechanisms controlling mitochondrial function, protein folding in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and nuclear processes such as telomere length and DNA repair may be subject to epigenetic cues that relate the genomic expression and environmental exposures in early stages of life. They may also be involved in the comorbid appearance of cardiometabolic (CMD) and neuropsychiatric disorders (NPD) during adulthood. Mitochondrial function and protein folding in the endoplasmic reticulum are associated with oxidative stress and elevated intracellular calcium levels and may also underlie the vulnerability for comorbid CMD and NPD...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757418/associations-of-arsenic-exposure-with-telomere-length-and-na%C3%A3-ve-t-cells-in-childhood-a-birth-cohort-study
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Tania Mannan, Sultan Ahmed, Evana Akhtar, Khalid Bin Ahsan, Ahsanul Haq, Maria Kippler, Marie Vahter, Rubhana Raqib
There is limited knowledge of association between arsenic exposure and telomere length (TL) and signal joint T-cell receptor excision circle (sjTREC) that are potential biomarkers of immune senescence and disease susceptibility. We aimed to clarify whether long-term inorganic arsenic exposure influences TL and sjTRECs in childhood. Children born in a longitudinal mother-child cohort were followed-up at 4.5 (n=275) and 9 years (n=351) of age. Arsenic exposure was assessed by metabolite concentrations in urine (U-As) from mothers at gestational week 8 (prenatal) and their children at 4...
May 10, 2018: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755986/implications-of-cellular-aging-in-cardiac-reprogramming
#14
Fabiana Passaro, Gianluca Testa
Aging is characterized by a chronic functional decline of organ systems which leads to tissue dysfunction over time, representing a risk factor for diseases development, including cardiovascular. The aging process occurring in the cardiovascular system involves heart and vessels at molecular and cellular level, with subsequent structural modifications and functional impairment. Several modifications involved in the aging process can be ascribed to cellular senescence, a biological response that limits the proliferation of damaged cells...
2018: Frontiers in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755982/clinical-genetics-in-interstitial-lung-disease
#15
REVIEW
Chad A Newton, Philip L Molyneaux, Justin M Oldham
Interstitial lung disease (ILD) comprises a heterogeneous group of diffuse parenchymal lung processes with overlapping clinical, radiographic, and histopathologic features. Among the most common and deadly ILDs are idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis (CHP). As the name implies, the cause of IPF remains elusive, but a variety of genetic and infectious risk factors have been identified. CHP results from chronic inhalation of an organic antigen, usually of avian or mold origin, and may occur in patients with a genetic predisposition...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752953/do-cells-sense-time-by-number-of-divisions
#16
Z Schuss, K Tor, D Holcman
Can the cell's perception of time be expressed through the length of the shortest telomere? To address this question, we analyze an asymmetric random walk that models telomere length for each division that can decrease by a fixed length a or, if recognized by a polymerase, it increases by a fixed length b ≫ a. Our analysis of the model reveals two phases, first, a determinist drift of the length toward a quasi-equilibrium state, and second, persistence of the length near an attracting state for the majority of divisions...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752772/associations-between-circulating-sex-steroid-hormones-and-leukocyte-telomere-length-in-men-in-the-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
#17
S B Coburn, B I Graubard, B Trabert, K A McGlynn, M B Cook
Preliminary evidence suggests that sex steroid hormones, such as danazol (a synthetic sex steroid hormone), may be involved in enhancing telomerase activity. Elucidating underlying mechanisms of telomerase activity may further therapeutic options for individuals with telomeropathies and potentially avert certain age-related conditions. Therefore, we conducted a cross-sectional study to investigate the relationship between circulating sex steroid hormones and SHBG with leukocyte telomere length among 499 males in NHANES (1999-2002 surveys)...
May 11, 2018: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751799/the-aging-lung-tissue-telomere-shortening-in-health-and-disease
#18
Stephanie Everaerts, Elise J Lammertyn, Dries S Martens, Laurens J De Sadeleer, Karen Maes, Aernoud A van Batenburg, Roel Goldschmeding, Coline H M van Moorsel, Lieven J Dupont, Wim A Wuyts, Robin Vos, Ghislaine Gayan-Ramirez, Naftali Kaminski, James C Hogg, Wim Janssens, Geert M Verleden, Tim S Nawrot, Stijn E Verleden, John E McDonough, Bart M Vanaudenaerde
BACKGROUND: Telomere shortening has been associated with several lung diseases. However, telomere length is generally measured in peripheral blood leucocytes rather than in lung tissue, where disease occurs. Consequently, telomere dynamics have not been established for the normal human lung nor for diseased lung tissue. We hypothesized an age- and disease-dependent shortening of lung tissue telomeres. METHODS: At time of (re-)transplantation or autopsy, 70 explant lungs were collected: from unused donors (normal, n = 13) and patients with cystic fibrosis (CF, n = 12), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD, n = 11), chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis (cHP, n = 9), bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS) after prior transplantation (n = 11) and restrictive allograft syndrome (RAS) after prior transplantation (n = 14)...
May 11, 2018: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751586/telomere-maintenance-mechanisms-in-cancer
#19
REVIEW
Tiago Bordeira Gaspar, Ana Sá, José Manuel Lopes, Manuel Sobrinho-Simões, Paula Soares, João Vinagre
Tumour cells can adopt telomere maintenance mechanisms (TMMs) to avoid telomere shortening, an inevitable process due to successive cell divisions. In most tumour cells, telomere length (TL) is maintained by reactivation of telomerase, while a small part acquires immortality through the telomerase-independent alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) mechanism. In the last years, a great amount of data was generated, and different TMMs were reported and explained in detail, benefiting from genome-scale studies of major importance...
May 3, 2018: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750592/chronic-obesity-and-incident-hypertension-in-latina-women-are-associated-with-accelerated-telomere-length-loss-over-a-1-year-period
#20
Janet M Wojcicki, Deena Elwan, Jue Lin, Elizabeth Blackburn, Elissa Epel
AIMS: Shorter telomere length is associated with increased chronic disease risk in adulthood including diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular risk. Few studies have evaluated the relationship between telomere length change and incident disease risk in populations with a high percentage of overweight and obesity. RESULTS: In an urban Latina population recruited in San Francisco (n = 82) with a high prevalence of overweight and obesity (78.4%), we assessed leukocyte telomere length and telomere length change over a 1-year period in relation to obesity, chronicity of obesity, and incident metabolic disease risk 5-6 years later...
May 11, 2018: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
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