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Document Type : Article In Journal 
Document Title :
Comparison of telomere length measurement methods
Comparison of telomere length measurement methods
Document Language : English 
Abstract : The strengths and limitations of the major methods developed to measure telomere lengths (TLs) in cells and tissues are presented in this review. These include Q-PCR (Quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction), TRF (Terminal Restriction Fragment) analysis, a variety of Q-FISH (Quantitative Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization) methods, STELA (Single TElomere Length Analysis) and TeSLA (Telomere Shortest Length Assay). For each method, we will cover information about validation studies, including reproducibility in independent laboratories, accuracy, reliability and sensitivity for measuring not only the average but also the shortest telomeres. There is substantial evidence that it is the shortest telomeres that trigger DNA damage responses leading to replicative senescence in mammals. However, the most commonly used TL measurement methods generally provide information on average or relative TL, but it is the shortest telomeres that leads to telomere dysfunction (identified by TIF, Telomere dysfunction Induced Foci) and limit cell proliferation in the absence of a telomere maintenance mechanism, such as telomerase. As the length of the shortest telomeres is a key biomarker determining cell fate and the onset of senescence, a new technique (TeSLA) that provides quantitative information about all the shortest telomeres will be highlighted. 
ISSN : 0962-8436 
Journal Name : Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences 
Volume : 373 
Issue Number : 1741 
Publishing Year : 1439 AH
2018 AD
Article Type : Article 
Added Date : Thursday, June 20, 2019 


Researcher Name (Arabic)Researcher Name (English)Researcher TypeDr GradeEmail
Tsung-Po LaiLai, Tsung-Po
Woodring E. WrightWright, Woodring E.ResearcherDoctorate 
Jerry W. ShayShay, Jerry W.ResearcherDoctorate 


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