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Blood Telomere Length Attrition and Cancer Development in the Normative Aging Study Cohort
Background: Accelerated telomere shortening may cause cancer via chromosomal instability, making it a potentially useful biomarker. However, publications on blood telomere length (BTL) and cancer are inconsistent. We ...
Effects of particulate matter exposure on blood 5-hydroxymethylation: results from the Beijing truck driver air pollution study
(Taylor & Francis, 2015)
Previous studies have reported epigenetic changes induced by environmental exposures. However, previous investigations did not distinguish 5-methylcytosine (5mC) from a similar oxidative form with opposite functions, ...
Particulate Air Pollution Exposure and Expression of Viral and Human MicroRNAs in Blood: The Beijing Truck Driver Air Pollution Study
(National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, 2015)
Background: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are post-transcriptional gene suppressors and potential mediators of environmental effects. In addition to human miRNAs, viral miRNAs expressed from latent viral sequences are detectable in ...