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[DNA methylation level and telomere length as a basis for the biological aging clock model construction].

Authors: A L AL. Runov, M S MS. Vonsky, V M VM. Mikhelson
Published: 05/29/2015, Tsitologiia


Aging is a process that depends on a variety of both external and internal factors. The biological age of a person determines body deterioration and the risk of age-related diseases. Currently, as indicators of biological age are considered different characteristics including average length of telomeres in cells and the level DNA methylation. We propose to combine the two approaches to create a model to assess the biological age of the person. Application of qPCR to determina the length of telomeres and MS-HRM for analysis of DNA methylation will help us to determine the parameters of interest quickly when using a minimum set of equipment.