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Environmental and occupational exposure to chemicals and telomere length in human studies

Telomeres are complexes of tandem repeats of DNA (5′-TTAGG-3′) and protein that cap eukaryotic chromosomes and play a critical role in chromosome stability. Telomeres shorten with aging and this process can be accelerated by increased oxidative stress and episodes of inflammation. Evidence is... Full description

1st Person: Zhang, Xiao
Additional Persons: Lin, Shao verfasserin; Funk, William E verfasserin; Hou, Lifang verfasserin
Source: in Occupational and environmental medicine : eOEM Vol. 70, No. 10 (2013), p. 743-749
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2013
Keywords: research-article
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