Professor Blackburn's Research Papers

Dietary Restraint and Telomere Length in Pre- and Postmenopausal Women
Kiefer, A, Lin, J, Blackburn, E, and Epel, E.
Psychosomatic Medicine. Psychosom Med. 2008 70 (8):845-9.
PMID: 18923062 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Pessimism correlates with leukocyte telomere shortness and elevated interleukin-6 in post-menopausal women
O’Donovan, A., Lin, J., Wolkowitz, O., Dhabhar, F.S., Tillie, J.M., Blackburn, E., and Epel, E.
Brain Behav Immun. 23(4):446-449.
PMID: 19111922 [PubMed - in process]
Cdk1-dependent phosphorylation of Cdc13 coordinates telomere elongation during cell-cycle progression
Li, S, Makovets, S, Matsuguchi, T, Blethrow, JD, Shokat, KM, and E.H. Blackburn.
Cell. 136: 50-61 (2009)
PMCID: PMC2642970
Increased telomerase activity and comprehensive lifestyle changes: a pilot study (PDF)
Lancet Oncology, 2008
Accelerated telomere shortening in response to life stress
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 2004
Rapid inhibition of cancer cell growth induced by lentiviral delivery and expression of mutant-template telomerase RNA and anti-telomerase short-interfering RNA
Cancer Research, 2004
A low threshold level of expression of mutant-template telomerase RNA inhibits human tumor cell proliferation
PNAS, 2001
Telomerase extends the lifespan of virus-transformed human cells without net telomere lengthening
PNAS, 1999
In vivo alteration of telomere sequences and senescence caused by mutated Tetrahymena telomerase RNAs (PDF)
Nature, 1990
A telomeric sequence in the RNA of Tetrahymena telomerase required for telomere repeat synthesis (PDF)
Nature, 1989
Identification of a specific telomere terminal transferase activity in Tetrahymena extracts
Cell, 1985
A Tandemly Repeated Sequence at the Termini of the Extrachromosmal Ribosomal RNA Genes in Tetrahymena (PDF)
Journal of Molecular Biology, 1978