the implication is essentially a direct correlation between telomere's shortening and development of cancerous pathway of cells
stunning discovery that telomeres contain genetic information to produce two small proteins, one of which they found is elevated in some human cancer cells, as well as cells from patients suffering from telomere-related defects.
this is even more confirmation and evidence of jeff bowles theory
that aging is programmed senescence
They conducted experiments—as described in the PNAS paper—to show how telomeric DNA can instruct the cell to produce signaling proteins they termed VR (valine-arginine) and GL (glycine-leucine).
revealing that the VR protein is present in elevated amounts in some human cancer cells, as well as cells from patients suffering from diseases resulting from defective telomeres.
"We think it's possible that as we age, the amount of VR and GL in our blood will steadily rise, potentially providing a new biomarker for biological age as contrasted to chronological age,"
our biggest priority now is developing a simple blood test for these proteins. This could inform us of our biological age and also provide warnings of issues, such as cancer or inflammation."
this is also more evidence for the benefit of epitalon, a telomerase activator, meaning activation of enzyme which builds up the telomere adding life expectancy to the cell