Telomere shortening: a new prognostic factor for cardiovascular disease post-radiation exposure.


Telomere length has been proposed as a marker of mitotic cell age and as a general index of human organism aging. Telomere shortening in peripheral blood lymphocytes has been linked to cardiovascular-related morbidity and mortality. The authors investigated the potential correlation of conventional risk factors, radiation dose and telomere shortening with… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/rpd/ncu296


3 Figures and Tables

Slides referencing similar topics