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telomere

 [tel´o-mēr]
an extremity of a chromosome, which has specific properties, one of which is a polarity that prevents reunion with any fragment after a chromosome has been broken.

tel·o·mere

(tel'ō-mēr),
The distal end of a chromosome arm.
[G. telos, end, + meros, part]

telomere

/telo·mere/ (tel´o-mēr) an extremity of a chromosome, which has specific properties, one of which is a polarity that prevents reunion with any fragment after a chromosome has been broken.

telomere

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

telomere

[tel′ō·mēr]
either of the ends of a chromosome, which possess special properties, among them a polarity that prevents their reunion with any fragment after a chromosome has been broken.

tel·o·mere

(tel'ō-mēr)
The distal end of a chromosome arm; telomeres undergo dramatic changes during the progression of cancer.
[G. telos, end, + meros, part]

telomere

region at the ends of EUKARYOTIC CHROMOSOMES, enabling the cell to distinguish between natural ends and unnatural ends, caused by chromosome breakage. The telomeric DNA comprises of hundreds of copies of a repeated sequence, to which specific proteins, called ‘telomere binding proteins’ (TBPs) bind to regulate the length of the chromosome.

telomere

an extremity of a chromosome, which has specific properties, one of which is a polarity that prevents reunion with any fragment after a chromosome has been broken.
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Telomere length is a better predictor of heart disease than older biomarkers such as cholesterol.
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Telomeres are repetitive DNA sequences that sit at the ends of chromosomes and serve a protective function to make sure cells do not lose valuable genetic information each time they divide.
This study is a first step toward the development of telomere extension to improve cell therapies and to possibly treat disorders of accelerated aging in humans," said John Cooke, MD, PhD.
researchers, led by Immaculata De Vivo, Associate Professor at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, set out to examine whether adherence to the Mediterranean diet was associated with longer telomere length.
The present study results showed a significant difference in telomere length (T/S ratio) between the two groups after 8 weeks of HIIT intervention.
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The study included 4,700 Nurses1 Health Study participants who completed food-frequency questionnaires and who also had their telomere length measured.
The telomere test has been shown to be an independent assessment for cardiovascular and age-related diseases.
You can have your doctor order the Telomere Test kit and have him or her explain the results to you, or you can order it directly on-line and interpret it yourself with the help of SpectraCell's information.
Further, the authors found that the effect of environment on telomere length was mediated by genes involved in dopamine and serotonin function.
If our telomere shortens by an extra 100 or 200 units, but we have thousands of units at the ends of our chromosomes, then it's not clear that this is enough to cause problems," says Armanios.