Telomere shortening impairs regeneration of the olfactory epithelium in response to injury but not under homeostatic conditions

Masami Rudolph, Marc-Oliver Scheithauer, Yvonne Begus-Nahrmann & Karl Lenhard Rudolph
Introduction: Atrophy of the olfactory epithelium (OE) associated with impaired olfaction and dry nose represent one of the most common phenotypes of human aging. Impairment in regeneration of a functional olfactory epithelium can also occur in response to injury due to infection or nasal surgery. Although[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]