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Telomere dysfunction is identified as origin of liver diseases such as chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis.

Telomeres are DNA regions at the ends of chromosomes that protect the genetic data of cells, preventing mutations and alterations in the DNA that could potentially cause disease. Telomeres shorten throughout life in a process involving both genetic and environmental factors. Telomere dysfunction, alterations in the structure and the functioning of telomeres, is one of the molecular mechanisms underlying a

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