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Telomeres shorten at equivalent rates in somatic tissues of adults

Overview of attention for article published in Nature Communications, March 2013
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Title
Telomeres shorten at equivalent rates in somatic tissues of adults
Published in
Nature Communications, March 2013
DOI 10.1038/ncomms2602
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Authors

Lily Daniali, Athanase Benetos, Ezra Susser, Jeremy D. Kark, Carlos Labat, Masayuki Kimura, Kunj K. Desai, Mark Granick, Abraham Aviv

Abstract

Telomere shortening in somatic tissues largely reflects stem cell replication. Previous human studies of telomere attrition were predominantly conducted on leukocytes. However, findings in leukocytes cannot be generalized to other tissues. Here we measure telomere length in leukocytes, skeletal muscle, skin and subcutaneous fat of 87 adults (aged 19-77 years). Telomeres are longest in muscle and shortest in leukocytes, yet are strongly correlated between tissues. Notably, the rates of telomere shortening are similar in the four tissues. We infer from these findings that differences in telomere length between proliferative (blood and skin) and minimally proliferative tissues (muscle and fat) are established during early life, and that in adulthood, stem cells of the four tissues replicate at a similar rate.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 4 2%
United States 2 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Romania 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Unknown 246 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 71 28%
Researcher 43 17%
Student > Master 30 12%
Student > Bachelor 22 9%
Other 16 6%
Other 41 16%
Unknown 34 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 82 32%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 42 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 34 13%
Psychology 16 6%
Environmental Science 7 3%
Other 32 12%
Unknown 44 17%

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 29 March 2013.
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#2,876,600
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#11,335
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#31,634
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Outputs of similar age from Nature Communications
#159
of 279 outputs
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