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Telomeres and essential hypertension.

Authors: Lina L. Ma, Yun Y. Li, Jieyu J. Wang
Published: 07/11/2015, Clinical biochemistry


This review aims to clarify the relationship between telomeres and essential hypertension.

Design And Methods

A PubMed search and a critical review were performed relating to studies about the clinical and biological relevance of telomeres in essential hypertension.


Telomeres and telomerase activity play an important role in the occurrence and development of hypertension in both animal and human studies.


A more complete understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying the development of hypertension could reduce the incidence of hypertension-related diseases.

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