Reflections on telomeres, growth, aging, and essential hypertension

Abraham Aviv, Hana Aviv

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Here we review the 'telomere hypothesis of cellular aging.' We propose that this hypothesis is relevant to our understanding of the roles of genetics as well as growth and development in the etiology of essential hypertension and its cardiovascular complications. Elements of this hypothesis and the speculations that we make can be directly tested using tissues (cells) obtained from human beings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1067-1072
Number of pages6
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine


  • aging
  • atherosclerosis
  • chromosomes
  • diabetes mellitus
  • genetics
  • kidney
  • telomere


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