Telomere length analysis
Today in Russia there is an opportunity to do a blood test and measure the length of telomeres. One of the leading laboratories and the Clinic of Professor Kalinchenko S.Y. makes a test that allows us to estimate the average length of telomeres of cells of the leukocyte fraction of peripheral blood by polymerase chain reaction
The result is represented as the telomer index (T / S or so-called thousand nucleotide repeats) and is compared with the indices of the studied population in one age range.The calculated index is the average telomere length.The index evolves, changes with time and the age of the person. As a consequence, a high telomere index is a signature of young cells, whereas a low telomere index is an aging cell.
The gender and geographical origin of a person are some of the main factors affecting the length of his telomeres. Also, the length of telomeres is significantly affected by oxidative stress, body mass index, alcohol and tobacco consumption, low physical activity and malnutrition. Age and heredity are important factors affecting the length of telomeres, but still the main factors are lifestyle and the environment.
Observation of the dynamics of the telomere index is today part of the global diagnosis of the patient, which consists of 4 main factors: prognosis, prevention, personalization, participation.
In modern medicine, the length of telomeres is considered as an indicator of global biological aging or the specific aging of individual systems. That is why the length of telomeres can and should be correlated with pathologies that are associated with human aging.
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