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The paradox of longer sperm telomeres in older men’s testes: a birth-cohort effect caused by transgenerational telomere erosion in the female germline

Overview of attention for article published in Molecular Cytogenetics, February 2016
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Title
The paradox of longer sperm telomeres in older men’s testes: a birth-cohort effect caused by transgenerational telomere erosion in the female germline
Published in
Molecular Cytogenetics, February 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13039-016-0224-1
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Authors

Reinhard Stindl

Abstract

Longer telomeres in the somatic cells of an individual have been regarded as a marker of youth and biological fitness within a population. Yet, several research groups have reported the surprising findings of longer telomeres in the germ cells of older men, which translated into longer leukocyte telomere length in their offspring. Although all these studies were purely cross-sectional, a longitudinal trend in the aging testes of individual males was taken for granted. Recently, a high-profile study reported a negative birth-cohort effect on leukocyte mean telomere length in human populations, namely the progressive loss of telomeric sequence between healthy human generations. This is what I based my theory of telomere-driven macroevolution on, 12 years ago. On the basis of published data on telomere length inheritance, I identified the source of human intergenerational telomere erosion in the female germline. Accordingly, because of the resulting birth-cohort effect, there is no need for any paradoxical telomere lengthening in older men's gonads to interpret the old-father-long-telomered-offspring data.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 22 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 23%
Researcher 4 18%
Student > Bachelor 3 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 14%
Student > Postgraduate 2 9%
Other 2 9%
Unknown 3 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 23%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 14%
Sports and Recreations 2 9%
Environmental Science 2 9%
Other 3 14%
Unknown 4 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 December 2018.
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