Masaki Chida

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Telomere length in human somatic cells gradually decreases with the number of cell divisions and is regarded as a marker of somatic cell turnover. Mucosal cells of the affected colon show rapid turnover in individuals with active ulcerative colitis (UC). Telomere length was determined by Southern blot analysis of terminal restriction fragments (TRFs) from(More)
Telomerase acitivity can be induced in human B lymphocytes by in vitro stimulation of their antigen receptors. To determine whether telomerase activity is induced in vivo, we analyzed telomerase activity in B lymphocytes from the mesenteric lymph nodes of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), whose lymph nodes are well known to be strongly(More)
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