Telomeres and Telomerase as Natural Therapeutic Targets

TELOMERES AND TELOMERASE AS NATURAL THERAPEUTIC TARGETS STEPHEN HOLT MD*, Distinguished Professor of Medicine (Emeritus), Scientific Advisor, Natural Clinician LLC Introduction The Nobel Prize for Medicine (2009) was awarded to EH Blackburn, CW Greider and JW Szostak for scientific research on telomeres and their controlling enzyme telomerase (www.nobelprize.org). Research into the biological significance of telomeres […]

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Telomeres and Telomerase in Antiaging Science

Telomeres and Telomerase in Antiaging Science STEPHEN HOLT MD, Distinguished Professor of Medicine (Emerite), Scientific Advisor, Natural Clinician LLC and Vitacost.com The Basics Telomeres are DNA caps on linear chromosomes that function to prevent aberration or loss genetic information during cell division. These “protective regions” of DNA shorten with repeated cell division in somatic cells. […]

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