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Concurrent Symposia Sessions

Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Natcher Conference Center
Symposia Session II
Balcony B

Telomeres: The Transition from Basic Science to Clinical Medicine
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Chair:  Sharon Savage, NCI 

Telomeres consist of long nucleotide repeats and a protein complex at chromosome ends that are critical in maintaining chromosomal stability.  The telomere biology field has rapidly advanced from basic science studies in model organisms to the clinical characterization of telomere biology defects in human subjects.  This session will highlight new findings in telomeric repair, telomeres in T-cells, mutations in telomere genes and human disease, as well as the application of telomere length in clinical and epidemiology studies.


Telomeric Oxidative Base Damage and Its Repair by Base Excision Repair in vivo
Yie Liu, NIA

Regulation and Role of Telomerase in Human T cells
Nan-Ping Weng, NIA

Using Telomere Length to Diagnose Dyskeratosis Congenita
Blanche Alter, NCI

Clinical Manifestations of Telomerase Deficiency
Rodrigo Calado, NHLBI

Genetic Epidemiology of Telomeres
Sharon Savage, NCI

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