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Medaka fish exhibits longevity gender gap, a natural drop in estrogen and telomere shortening during aging: a unique model for studying sex-dependent longevity

Overview of attention for article published in Frontiers in Zoology, December 2013
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Title
Medaka fish exhibits longevity gender gap, a natural drop in estrogen and telomere shortening during aging: a unique model for studying sex-dependent longevity
Published in
Frontiers in Zoology, December 2013
DOI 10.1186/1742-9994-10-78
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Authors

Singaram Gopalakrishnan, Napo KM Cheung, Bill WP Yip, Doris WT Au

Abstract

Females having a longer telomere and lifespan than males have been documented in many animals. Such linkage however has never been reported in fish. Progressive shortening of telomere length is an important aging mechanism. Mounting in vitro evidence has shown that telomere shortening beyond a critical length triggered replicative senescence or cell death. Estrogen has been postulated as a key factor contributing to maintenance of telomere and sex-dependent longevity in animals. This postulation remains unproven due to the lack of a suitable animal system for testing. Here, we introduce a teleost model, the Japanese medaka Oryzias latipes, which shows promise for research into the molecular mechanism(s) controlling sex difference in aging.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 2%
Unknown 55 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 18%
Student > Master 9 16%
Student > Bachelor 8 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 9%
Other 11 20%
Unknown 6 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 19 34%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 15 27%
Environmental Science 4 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 5%
Neuroscience 2 4%
Other 4 7%
Unknown 9 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. 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 22 June 2015.
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Outputs of similar age from Frontiers in Zoology
#6
of 31 outputs
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