Microgravity and Telomeres

Author
Dr. Roberto Aquilano
Keywords
Microgravity; Telomeres; Telomerase; Space
Abstract
Variations in telomeres, and especially their shortening, is a well-known process that marks the rhythm of life in all living things, but the reason behind telomere lengthening in some cases is not so well understood. We only know that it is directly related to the activation of an enzyme called telomerase. Variations in microgravity could partially explain this phenomenon, and be part of the cause of its activation.
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Received : 04 February 2020  

´╗┐Accepted : 23 May 2020

Published : 04 June 2020  

DOI: 10.30726/esij/v7.i2.2020.72003

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