β-cell telomere attrition in diabetes: inverse correlation between HbA1c and telomere length.

@article{Tamura2014cellTA,
  title={β-cell telomere attrition in diabetes: inverse correlation between HbA1c and telomere length.},
  author={Yoshiaki Tamura and Naotaka Izumiyama-Shimomura and Yoshiyuki Kimbara and Ken-ichi Nakamura and Naoshi Ishikawa and Junko Aida and Yuko Chiba and Seijiro Mori and Tomio Arai and Toru Aizawa and Atsushi Araki and K Takubo and Hideki Ito},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  year={2014},
  volume={99 8},
  pages={2771-7}
}
CONTEXT Although accelerated β-cell telomere shortening may be associated with diabetes that shows a dramatically increased incidence with aging, β-cell telomere length in diabetes has never been explored. OBJECTIVE The objective of the present study was to examine telomere length in the β-cells of patients with diabetes. DESIGN AND PATIENTS We… CONTINUE READING