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They are responsible for preventing numerous human diseases and conditions, including cancer and aging. We envision that the further understanding of the molecular mechanisms through which the DDR operates, in combination with the elucidation of the genetic interactions between different DDR pathways and between DDR pathways and other cellular pathways, will provide therapeutic opportunities for many human diseases.
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Right pie chart depicts SINEs in the EZH2 interactome, reproduced from Zhao et al., 2010 . Guided by RNAs: X-inactivation as a model for lncRNA function. Guided by RNAs: X-inactivation as a model for lncRNA function. Integration of telomere sequences with the draft human genome sequence : Article : Nature. Nature 409, 948-951 (15 February 2001) | doi:10.1038/35057180; Received 15 November 2000; Accepted 18 December 2000 H.
C. Riethman1, Z. Xiang1, S. Paul1, E. Top of page Abstract Telomeres are the ends of linear eukaryotic chromosomes. Telomeres are essential for genome stability and faithful chromosome replication. Human telomeres end with a stretch of the conserved simple repeat sequence (TTAGGG)n5. We used a combination of chromosome-specific single-copy sequences derived from the half-YAC clones and DNA end sequence derived from cosmid subclones of the half-YACs to connect most telomeres to the working draft sequence (Fig. 1).
Figure 1: Summary of integration of telomeric DNA with working draft sequence. The two human pseudoautosomal telomere pairs (Xp/Yp and Xq/Yq) each recombine meiotically, so each pair is treated as a single telomere. High resolution image and legend (65K) Figure 2: Connecting the 11p telomere to the working draft sequence. End to end: telomeres and ageing. Helen Blau Lab at Stanford ExtendsTelomeres; Breakthrough May Enable Increased Numbers of Cells for Experimental Testing, Also Offers Possible Avenue for Development of Anti-Aging Treatments; Work Is “Game-Changer” Says Stem Cell Authority Gerald Weissman.
Will extending telomeres lead to longer, healthier lives?
Researchers have taken an important step toward answering this question by developing a new treatment used in the laboratory that extends telomeres. One of the key aspects of aging is the shortening of telomeres over time. Telomeres, which serve as protective "end caps" for chromosomes, help keep DNA healthy and functioning as it replicates. Unfortunately, these protective end caps become shorter with each DNA replication, and eventually are no longer able to protect DNA from sustaining damage and mutations. In other words, we get older. Dr. Dr. To make their discovery of telomere lengthening, Dr. The first group received modified mRNA encoding TERT, and the other three groups were controls that received either mRNA encoding an inactive form of TERT, the solution in which TERT is delivered, or no treatment.
The first group was also able to undergo more cell divisions, whereas the controls were not. Dr. Blau Lab. Research articles (from latest to oldest, of approximately 200) Raval A, Behbehani GK, Nguyen le XT, Thomas D, Kusler B, Garbuzov A, Ramunas J, Holbrook C, Park CY, Blau H, Nolan GP, Artandi SE, Mitchell BS (2015) Reversibility of Defective Hematopoiesis Caused by Telomere Shortening in Telomerase Knockout Mice.
Blau Lab. We study muscular dystrophies and cardiomyoapathies using patient-derived induced pluripotent cells (iPS) We are deciphering dynamic regulatory networks controlling nuclear reprogramming We are developing molecular approaches to rejuvenate cells to combat aging We are developing ways to extend telomeres transiently and safely to augment cell proliferative capacity and treat disease We use interdisciplinary approaches — biomaterials, imaging, single cell proteomics, genomics and tracking We use single cell proteomic and genomic technologies to study mechanisms governing muscle stem cell fate and regeneration.
Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells, study finds. A paper describing the research was published today in the FASEB Journal.
Blau, who also holds the Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Professorship, is the senior author. Postdoctoral scholar John Ramunas, PhD, of Stanford shares lead authorship with Eduard Yakubov, PhD, of the Houston Methodist Research Institute. The researchers used modified messenger RNA to extend the telomeres. RNA carries instructions from genes in the DNA to the cell’s protein-making factories. Transient effect an advantage The newly developed technique has an important advantage over other potential methods: It’s temporary. The transient effect is somewhat like tapping the gas pedal in one of a fleet of cars coasting slowly to a stop. This new approach paves the way toward preventing or treating diseases of aging. The researchers found that as few as three applications of the modified RNA over a period of a few days could significantly increase the length of the telomeres in cultured human muscle and skin cells.