Paediatrics Publications

Title

The long and short of it: The role of telomeres in fetal origins of adult disease

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2012

Journal

Journal of Pregnancy

Volume

2012

URL with Digital Object Identifier

10.1155/2012/638476

Abstract

Placental insufficiency, maternal malnutrition, and other causes of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) can significantly affect short-term growth and long-term health. Following IUGR, there is an increased risk for cardiovascular disease and Type 2 Diabetes. The etiology of these diseases is beginning to be elucidated, and premature aging or cellular senescence through increased oxidative stress and DNA damage to telomeric ends may be initiators of these disease processes. This paper will explore the areas where telomere and telomerase biology can have significant effects on various tissues in the body in IUGR outcomes. © 2012 Stephanie E. Hallows et al.

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