Reflections on telomeres, growth, aging, and essential hypertension

Abraham Aviv, Hana Aviv

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

43 Scopus citations

Abstract

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
JournalHypertension
Volume29
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine

Keywords

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

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Reflections on telomeres, growth, aging, and essential hypertension'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this