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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544158/molecular-and-physiological-manifestations-and-measurement-of-aging-in-humans
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Sadiya S Khan, Benjamin D Singer, Douglas E Vaughan
Biological aging is associated with a reduction in the reparative and regenerative potential in tissues and organs. This reduction manifests as a decreased physiological reserve in response to stress (termed homeostenosis) and a time-dependent failure of complex molecular mechanisms that cumulatively create disorder. Aging inevitably occurs with time in all organisms and emerges on a molecular, cellular, organ, and organismal level with genetic, epigenetic, and environmental modulators. Individuals with the same chronological age exhibit differential trajectories of age-related decline, and it follows that we should assess biological age distinctly from chronological age...
May 23, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535365/leukocyte-telomere-length-in-postmenopausal-women
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Holly J Jones, Susan L Janson, Kathryn A Lee
OBJECTIVE: To compare leukocyte telomere length (LTL) by race and describe demographic, health, and psychosocial factors associated with LTL in postmenopausal women. DESIGN: Descriptive study with comparative analyses and correlations. SETTING: Data were collected at the University of California-San Francisco, San Francisco Clinical and Translational Science Institute. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-nine African American and White postmenopausal women between 58 and 65 years of age (mean age = 61...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing: JOGNN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521619/processes-linking-religious-involvement-and-telomere-length
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Terrence D Hill, Preeti Vaghela, Christopher G Ellison, Sunshine Rote
Although numerous studies suggest that religious involvement is associated with better health and longer life expectancies, it is unclear whether these general patterns extend to cellular aging. The mechanisms linking indicators of religious involvement with indicators of cellular aging are also undefined. We employed longitudinal data from the 2004 and 2008 Health and Retirement Study, a national probability sample of Americans aged 50 and older, to test whether average telomere length varied according to level of religious attendance...
2017: Biodemography and Social Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503738/targeting-human-telomeric-g-quadruplex-dna-with-antitumour-natural-alkaloid-aristololactam-%C3%AE-d-glucoside-and-its-comparison-with-daunomycin
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Abhi Das, Sabyasachi Chatterjee, Gopinatha Suresh Kumar
Study on anticancer agents that act via stabilization of telomeric G-quadruplex DNA has emerged as novel and exciting field for anticancer drug discovery. The interaction of carbohydrate containing anticancer alkaloid aristololactam-β-D-glucoside (ADG) with human telomeric G-quadruplex DNA sequence was characterized by different biophysical techniques. The binding parameters were compared with daunomycin (DAN), a well-known chemotherapeutic drug. The Scatchard binding isotherms revealed noncooperative binding for both with the binding affinity values of (1...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Molecular Recognition: JMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488129/loss-of-the-association-between-telomere-length-and-mitochondrial-dna-copy-number-contribute-to-colorectal-carcinogenesis
#5
Hyunsu Lee, Ji-Hyoung Cho, Won-Jin Park, Soo-Jung Jung, In-Jang Choi, Jae-Ho Lee
Positive association between telomere length and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) copy number were introduced in healthy and patients with psychiatric disorder. Based on frequent genetic changes of telomere and mitochondria in colorectal carcinomas (CRC), we studied their clinical characteristics and their association in colorectal carcinogenesis. DNA was extracted from 109 CRCs, 64 colorectal tubular adenomas (TAs), and 28 serrated polyps (SPs), and then, telomere length and mtDNA copy number were analyzed in these legions by using a real-time PCR assay...
May 9, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486613/social-relationships-and-salivary-telomere-length-among-middle-aged-and-older-african-american-and-white-adults
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Karen D Lincoln, Donald A Lloyd, Ann W Nguyen
Objectives: A common mechanism underlying premature morbidity may be accelerated biological aging as reflected by salivary telomere length (STL). This study examined the extent to which social relationships, both positive and negative, can be protective or confer risk relative to biological aging. Method: Data from the Health and Retirement Study and multiple regression were used to examine cross-sectional associations between STL, self-reported social support, and negative interaction (e...
May 9, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459978/short-and-long-term-evolutionary-dynamics-of-subtelomeric-pirna-clusters-in-drosophila
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Amna Asif-Laidin, Valérie Delmarre, Jeanne Laurentie, Wolfgang J Miller, Stéphane Ronsseray, Laure Teysset
Two Telomeric Associated Sequences, TAS-R and TAS-L, form the principal subtelomeric repeat families identified in Drosophila melanogaster. They are PIWI-interacting RNA (piRNA) clusters involved in repression of Transposable Elements. In this study, we revisited TAS structural and functional dynamics in D. melanogaster and in related species. In silico analysis revealed that TAS-R family members are composed of previously uncharacterized domains. This analysis also showed that TAS-L repeats are composed of arrays of a region we have named "TAS-L like" (TLL) identified specifically in one TAS-R family member, X-TAS...
April 27, 2017: DNA Research: An International Journal for Rapid Publication of Reports on Genes and Genomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459879/controlling-transferrin-receptor-trafficking-with-gpi-valence-in-bloodstream-stage-african-trypanosomes
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Calvin Tiengwe, Peter J Bush, James D Bangs
Bloodstream-form African trypanosomes encode two structurally related glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored proteins that are critical virulence factors, variant surface glycoprotein (VSG) for antigenic variation and transferrin receptor (TfR) for iron acquisition. Both are transcribed from the active telomeric expression site. VSG is a GPI2 homodimer; TfR is a GPI1 heterodimer of GPI-anchored ESAG6 and ESAG7. GPI-valence correlates with secretory progression and fate in bloodstream trypanosomes: VSG (GPI2) is a surface protein; truncated VSG (GPI0) is degraded in the lysosome; and native TfR (GPI1) localizes in the flagellar pocket...
May 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459868/aberrant-leukocyte-telomere-length-in-birdshot-uveitis
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Nadia Vazirpanah, Fleurieke H Verhagen, Anna Rothova, Tom O A R Missotten, Mirjam van Velthoven, Anneke I Den Hollander, Carel B Hoyng, Timothy R D J Radstake, Jasper C A Broen, Jonas J W Kuiper
PURPOSE: Birdshot Uveitis (BU) is an archetypical chronic inflammatory eye disease, with poor visual prognosis, that provides an excellent model for studying chronic inflammation. BU typically affects patients in the fifth decade of life. This suggests that it may represent an age-related chronic inflammatory disease, which has been linked to increased erosion of telomere length of leukocytes. METHODS: To study this in detail, we exploited a sensitive standardized quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction to determine the peripheral blood leukocyte telomere length (LTL) in 91 genotyped Dutch BU patients and 150 unaffected Dutch controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448821/the-implications-of-war-captivity-and-long-term-psychopathology-trajectories-for-telomere-length
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Zahava Solomon, Noga Tsur, Yafit Levin, Orit Uziel, Meir Lahav, Avi Ohry
BACKGROUND: Previous findings have demonstrated the link between trauma, its psychopathological aftermath and cellular aging, as reflected in telomere length. However, as long-term examinations of psychopathology following trauma are scarce, very little is known regarding the repercussions of depression and PTSD trajectories of psychopathology for telomeres. The current study examined the implications of war captivity and depression/PTSD trajectories on telomere length. METHODS: Ninety-nine former prisoners of war (ex-POWs) from the 1973 Yom Kippur War were evaluated for depression and PTSD at 18, 30, 35 and 42 years after the war...
April 12, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447668/functional-characterization-of-a-multi-cancer-risk-locus-on-chr5p15-33-reveals-regulation-of-tert-by-znf148
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Jun Fang, Jinping Jia, Matthew Makowski, Mai Xu, Zhaoming Wang, Tongwu Zhang, Jason W Hoskins, Jiyeon Choi, Younghun Han, Mingfeng Zhang, Janelle Thomas, Michael Kovacs, Irene Collins, Marta Dzyadyk, Abbey Thompson, Maura O'Neill, Sudipto Das, Qi Lan, Roelof Koster, Rachael S Stolzenberg-Solomon, Peter Kraft, Brian M Wolpin, Pascal W T C Jansen, Sara Olson, Katherine A McGlynn, Peter A Kanetsky, Nilanjan Chatterjee, Jennifer H Barrett, Alison M Dunning, John C Taylor, Julia A Newton-Bishop, D Timothy Bishop, Thorkell Andresson, Gloria M Petersen, Christopher I Amos, Mark M Iles, Katherine L Nathanson, Maria Teresa Landi, Michiel Vermeulen, Kevin M Brown, Laufey T Amundadottir
Genome wide association studies (GWAS) have mapped multiple independent cancer susceptibility loci to chr5p15.33. Here, we show that fine-mapping of pancreatic and testicular cancer GWAS within one of these loci (Region 2 in CLPTM1L) focuses the signal to nine highly correlated SNPs. Of these, rs36115365-C associated with increased pancreatic and testicular but decreased lung cancer and melanoma risk, and exhibited preferred protein-binding and enhanced regulatory activity. Transcriptional gene silencing of this regulatory element repressed TERT expression in an allele-specific manner...
May 2, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440422/variable-terra-abundance-and-stability-in-cervical-cancer-cells
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Bong-Kyeong Oh, Ponnarath Keo, Jaeman Bae, Jung Hwa Ko, Joong Sub Choi
Telomeres are transcribed into long non-coding RNA, referred to as telomeric repeat-containing RNA (TERRA), which plays important roles in maintaining telomere integrity and heterochromatin formation. TERRA has been well characterized in HeLa cells, a type of cervical cancer cell. However, TERRA abundance and stability have not been examined in other cervical cancer cells, at least to the best of our knowledge. Thus, in this study, we measured TERRA levels and stability, as well as telomere length in 6 cervical cancer cell lines, HeLa, SiHa, CaSki, HeLa S3, C-33A and SNU-17...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425525/exploiting-hydrogen-bonding-interactions-to-probe-smaller-linear-and-cyclic-diamines-binding-to-g-quadruplexes-a-dft-and-molecular-dynamics-study
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Mrinal Kanti Si, Anik Sen, Bishwajit Ganguly
G-quadruplexes are formed by the association of four guanine bases through Hoogsteen hydrogen bonding in guanine-rich sequences of DNA and exist in the telomere as well as in promoter regions of certain oncogenes. The sequences of G-quadruplex-DNA are targets for the design of molecules that can bind and can be developed as anti-cancer drugs. The linear and cyclic protonated diamines have been explored to bind to G-quadruplex-DNA through hydrogen bonding interactions. The quadruplex-DNA binders exploit π-stacking and hydrogen bonding interactions with the phosphate backbone of loops and grooves...
April 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423121/telomere-length-analysis-in-monoclonal-b-cell-lymphocytosis-and-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-binet-a
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F M Furtado, P S Scheucher, B A Santana, N F Scatena, R T Calado, E M Rego, D M Matos, R P Falcão
Monoclonal B-cell lymphocytosis (MBL) is an asymptomatic clinical entity characterized by the proliferation of monoclonal B cells not meeting the diagnosis criteria for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). MBL may precede the development of CLL, but the molecular mechanisms responsible for disease progression and evolution are not completely known. Telomeres are usually short in CLL and their attrition may contribute to disease evolution. Here, we determined the telomere lengths of CD5+CD19+ cells in MBL, CLL, and healthy volunteers...
April 13, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418400/short-telomere-length-is-associated-with-impaired-cognitive-performance-in-european-ancestry-cohorts
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S Hägg, Y Zhan, R Karlsson, L Gerritsen, A Ploner, S J van der Lee, L Broer, J Deelen, R E Marioni, A Wong, A Lundquist, G Zhu, N K Hansell, E Sillanpää, I O Fedko, N A Amin, M Beekman, A J M de Craen, S Degerman, S E Harris, K-J Kan, C M Martin-Ruiz, G W Montgomery, A N Adolfsson, C A Reynolds, N J Samani, H E D Suchiman, A Viljanen, T von Zglinicki, M J Wright, J-J Hottenga, D I Boomsma, T Rantanen, J A Kaprio, D R Nyholt, N G Martin, L Nyberg, R Adolfsson, D Kuh, J M Starr, I J Deary, P E Slagboom, C M van Duijn, V Codd, N L Pedersen
The association between telomere length (TL) dynamics on cognitive performance over the life-course is not well understood. This study meta-analyses observational and causal associations between TL and six cognitive traits, with stratifications on APOE genotype, in a Mendelian Randomization (MR) framework. Twelve European cohorts (N=17 052; mean age=59.2±8.8 years) provided results for associations between qPCR-measured TL (T/S-ratio scale) and general cognitive function, mini-mental state exam (MMSE), processing speed by digit symbol substitution test (DSST), visuospatial functioning, memory and executive functioning (STROOP)...
April 18, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412741/opposite-effects-of-gcn5-and-pcaf-knockdowns-on-the-alternative-mechanism-of-telomere-maintenance
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Maya Jeitany, Dalal Bakhos-Douaihy, David C Silvestre, Jose R Pineda, Nicolas Ugolin, Angela Moussa, Laurent R Gauthier, Didier Busso, Marie-Pierre Junier, Hervé Chneiweiss, Sylvie Chevillard, Chantal Desmaze, François D Boussin
Cancer cells can use a telomerase-independent mechanism, known as alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT), to elongate their telomeres. General control non-derepressible 5 (GCN5) and P300/CBP-associated factor (PCAF) are two homologous acetyltransferases that are mutually exclusive subunits in SAGA-like complexes. Here, we reveal that down regulation of GCN5 and PCAF had differential effects on some phenotypic characteristics of ALT cells. Our results suggest that GCN5 is present at telomeres and opposes telomere recombination, in contrast to PCAF that may indirectly favour them in ALT cells...
April 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399136/high-density-mapping-and-haplotype-analysis-of-the-major-stem-solidness-locus-sst1-in-durum-and-common-wheat
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Kirby T Nilsen, Amidou N'Diaye, P R MacLachlan, John M Clarke, Yuefeng Ruan, Richard D Cuthbert, Ron E Knox, Krystalee Wiebe, Aron T Cory, Sean Walkowiak, Brian L Beres, Robert J Graf, Fran R Clarke, Andrew G Sharpe, Assaf Distelfeld, Curtis J Pozniak
Breeding for solid-stemmed durum (Triticum turgidum L. var durum) and common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivars is one strategy to minimize yield losses caused by the wheat stem sawfly (Cephus cinctus Norton). Major stem-solidness QTL have been localized to the long arm of chromosome 3B in both wheat species, but it is unclear if these QTL span a common genetic interval. In this study, we have improved the resolution of the QTL on chromosome 3B in a durum (Kofa/W9262-260D3) and common wheat (Lillian/Vesper) mapping population...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398700/differential-requirements-for-dna-repair-proteins-in-immortalized-cell-lines-using-alternative-lengthening-of-telomere-mechanisms
#18
Alaina R Martinez, Zeenia Kaul, Jeffrey D Parvin, Joanna Groden
Cancer cells require telomere maintenance to enable uncontrolled growth. Most often telomerase is activated, although a subset of human cancers are telomerase-negative and depend on recombination-based mechanisms known as ALT (Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres). ALT depends on proteins that are essential for homologous recombination, including BLM and the MRN complex, to extend telomeres. This study surveyed the requirement for requisite homologous recombination proteins, yet to be studied in human ALT cell lines, by protein depletion using RNA interference...
April 11, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397798/telomere-length-in-newborns-is-related-to-maternal-stress-during-pregnancy
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T Send, M Gilles, V Codd, I A C Wolf, S Bardtke, F Streit, J Strohmaier, J Frank, D Schendel, M W Sütterlin, M Denniff, M Laucht, N J Samani, M Deuschle, M Rietschel, S H Witt
Telomere length (TL) is a marker of biological aging, and numerous studies have shown associations between TL and somatic or psychiatric disorders. Research also indicates an association between maternal stress during pregnancy and TL in the offspring. The present study investigated possible associations between TL and: (1) maternal perceived stress during pregnancy; (2) a maternal life-time history of psychiatric disorder (life-time PD); and (3) paternal age. TL was analysed in 319 newborns and 318 mothers from a predominantly Caucasian sample (n=273 Caucasian newborns and n=274 Causasian mothers)...
April 11, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394764/telomeres-and-the-natural-lifespan-limit-in-humans
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Troels Steenstrup, Jeremy D Kark, Simon Verhulst, Mikael Thinggaard, Jacob V B Hjelmborg, Christine Dalgård, Kirsten Ohm Kyvik, Lene Christiansen, Massimo Mangino, Timothy D Spector, Inge Petersen, Masayuki Kimura, Athanase Benetos, Carlos Labat, Ronit Sinnreich, Shih-Jen Hwang, Daniel Levy, Steven C Hunt, Annette L Fitzpatrick, Wei Chen, Gerald S Berenson, Michelangela Barbieri, Giuseppe Paolisso, Shahinaz M Gadalla, Sharon A Savage, Kaare Christensen, Anatoliy I Yashin, Konstantin G Arbeev, Abraham Aviv
An ongoing debate in demography has focused on whether the human lifespan has a maximal natural limit. Taking a mechanistic perspective, and knowing that short telomeres are associated with diminished longevity, we examined whether telomere length dynamics during adult life could set a maximal natural lifespan limit. We define leukocyte telomere length of 5 kb as the 'telomeric brink', which denotes a high risk of imminent death. We show that a subset of adults may reach the telomeric brink within the current life expectancy and more so for a 100-year life expectancy...
April 2017: Aging
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