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Pathogen burden and leukocyte telomere length in the United States

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Prior studies in humans have suggested that telomere shortening may be accelerated by infection, but research on multiple pathogens and use of large population-based study samples has been limited. We estimated cross-sectional associations between seropositivity to five persistent pathogens (Herpes Simplex Virus Type-1 (HSV-1), Herpes Simplex Virus Type-2 (HSV-2), cytomegalovirus (CMV), Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori), and Hepatitis B) as well as total pathog... Expand abstract
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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/s12979-020-00206-9

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Sociology
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-2006-5656
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Name:
Leverhulme Trust
Grant:
RC-2018-003
Publisher:
BioMed Central
Journal:
Immunity and Ageing More from this journal
Volume:
17
Issue:
1
Article number:
36
Publication date:
2020-11-19
Acceptance date:
2020-11-03
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EISSN:
1742-4933
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1147059
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pubs:1147059
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2020-12-10

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