Effects of maternal exposure to ambient air pollution on newborn telomere length.

Affiliation

Wuhan Children's Hospital (Wuhan Maternal and Child Healthcare Hospital), Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Telomere length (TL) is considered as a surrogate of biological aging and has been related to aging-related diseases. The initial setting of newborn TL has important implications for telomere dynamics in adulthood, and is affected by the intrauterine environment. However, the effects of prenatal air pollution exposure on the initial setting of newborn TL are poor understood.

Keywords

Air pollution,Maternal exposure,Newborns, trimester-specific,Telomere length,