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Circulating leukocyte telomere length is highly heritable among families of Arab descent

  • Omar S Al-Attas1, 2, 3Email author,
  • Nasser M Al-Daghri1, 2, 3,
  • Majed S Alokail1, 2, 3,
  • Khalid M Alkharfy1, 3, 4,
  • Assim A Alfadda5,
  • Philip McTernan6,
  • Greg C Gibson7,
  • Shaun B Sabico1, 3 and
  • George P Chrousos1, 8
BMC Medical Genetics201213:38

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2350-13-38

Received: 4 January 2012

Accepted: 7 May 2012

Published: 18 May 2012

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Original Submission
4 Jan 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
5 Jan 2012 Author responded Author comments - Omar Al-Attas
Resubmission - Version 3
5 Jan 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
24 Feb 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sajid Malik
1 Mar 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Dimitry Bazyka
8 Apr 2012 Author responded Author comments - Omar Al-Attas
Resubmission - Version 4
8 Apr 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 4
23 Apr 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sajid Malik
27 Apr 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Dimitry Bazyka
Resubmission - Version 5
Submitted Manuscript version 5
Publishing
7 May 2012 Editorially accepted
18 May 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2350-13-38

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Biomarkers Research Program, Biochemistry Department, College of Science, King Saud University
(2)
Center of Excellence in Biotechnology Research, King Saud University
(3)
Prince Mutaib Chair for Biomarkers of Osteoporosis, Biochemistry Department, King Saud University
(4)
Clinical Pharmacy Department, College of Pharmacy, King Saud University
(5)
Obesity Research Center, College of Medicine, King Saud University
(6)
Division of Metabolic & Vascular Health, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick, CSRL, UHCW
(7)
Center for Integrative Genomics, School of Biology, Georgia Institute of Technology
(8)
Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Diabetes, University of Athens Medical School, Children's Hospital Aghia Sophia

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