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Leukocyte Telomere Length in Major Depression: Correlations with Chronicity, Inflammation and Oxidative Stress - Preliminary Findings

  • Owen M. Wolkowitz mail,

    owen.wolkowitz@ucsf.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Synthia H. Mellon,

    Affiliation: Department of OB-GYN and Reproductive Sciences, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Elissa S. Epel,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry and Health Psychology Program, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Jue Lin,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Firdaus S. Dhabhar,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America

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  • Yali Su,

    Affiliation: Kronos Science Laboratory, Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Victor I. Reus,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Rebecca Rosser,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Heather M. Burke,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry and Health Psychology Program, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Eve Kupferman,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Mariana Compagnone,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • J. Craig Nelson,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Elizabeth H. Blackburn

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Published: March 23, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017837

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