Telomeres: A Hallmark of Aging

Telomeres One of the central mechanisms responsible for the aging of cells is the shortening of telomeres. What are Telomeres Telomeres are repetitive DNA sequences at the end of chromosomes which act as protective caps. Chromosomes are located within the nuclei of your cells and carries part or all of your DNA as specific genetic information. As the cells in your body divide, your chromosomes need to replicate so that each cell contains a complete set of chromosomes in its nucleus. Cell division is necessary for growing new skin, blood, bones and other cells. And these new cells are constantly renewing essential body tissues and organs. During cell division, telomeres keep chromosome ends f

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