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Bull Exp Biol Med. 2003 Jun;135(6):590-2.

Epithalon peptide induces telomerase activity and telomere elongation in human somatic cells.

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St. Petersburg Institute of Bioregulation and Gerontology, North-Western Division of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences.


Addition of Epithalon peptide in telomerase-negative human fetal fibroblast culture induced expression of the catalytical subunit, enzymatic activity of telomerase, and telomere elongation, which can be due to reactivation of telomerase gene in somatic cells and indicates the possibility of prolonging life span of a cell population and of the whole organism.

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