Telomerase To Fix Immune System Aging13 years, 11 months ago
Posted on Nov 17, 2004, 3 a.m.
By Bill Freeman
EurekAlert notes that UCLA researchers have demonstrated that telomerase - a telomere-extending protein - can be used to prevent the premature aging of the immune system. "Immune cells that fight HIV are under constant strain to divide . This massive amount of division shortens these cells' telomeres prematurely.
View the Article Under Discussion: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2004-11/uoc--usu110904.php
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