Telomere Length in Preterm Infants

Notterman, Daniel A; Schneper, Lisa M; Drake, Amanda; Piyasena, Chinthika
Issue date: 5 January 2023
Cite as:
Notterman, Daniel A, Schneper, Lisa M, Drake, Amanda, & Piyasena, Chinthika. (2023). Telomere Length in Preterm Infants [Data set]. Princeton University.
  author      = {Notterman, Daniel A and
                Schneper, Lisa M and
                Drake, Amanda and
                Piyasena, Chinthika},
  title       = {{Telomere Length in Preterm Infants}},
  publisher   = {{Princeton University}},
  year        = 2023,
  url         = {}

This entry contains the data used in the PLOS ONE publication entitled, "Characteristics of salivary telomere length shortening in preterm infants" by Schneper et al. The objective of the study was to examine the association between gestational age, telomere length (TL) and rate of shortening in newborns. Genomic DNA was isolated from buccal samples of 39 term infants at birth and one year and 32 preterm infants at birth, term-adjusted age (40 weeks post-conception) and age one-year corrected for gestational duration. Telomere length was measured by quantitative real-time PCR. Demographic and clinical data were collected during clinic or research visits and from hospital records. Socioeconomic status was estimated using the deprivation category (DEPCAT) scores derived from the Carstairs score of the subject's postal code.

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The README file conatins the methods as well as variable information, the excel file contains the worksheet called 'DATA' which contains the datafile

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# Filename Description Filesize
1 Schneper_et_al_README.txt 11.2 KB
2 Schneper_et_al_telomere_length_preterm_infants.xlsx 16.1 KB