Potential roles for estrogen regulation of telomerase activity in aging

Sharyn Leanne Bayne, Margaret E Jones, He Li, Jun-Ping Liu

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Estrogen regulates tissue development, function, and aging by regulating expression of critical genes. Recent studies suggest that estrogen promotes cell proliferation by stimulating telomerase activity, an enzyme that plays a key role in extending cell life span. In some estrogen-responsive tissues, estrogen appears important in regulating telomerase activity in vivo. Further characterization will provide a greater understanding of the link between estrogen, telomerase, and aging.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48 - 55
Number of pages8
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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