Data from: Parallel telomere shortening in multiple body tissues owing to malaria infection

Muhammad Asghar, Vaidas Palinauskas, Nadège Zaghdoudi-Allan, Gediminas Valkiūnas, Andrey Mukhin, Elena Platonova, Anna Färnert, Staffan Bensch & Dennis Hasselquist
Several studies have shown associations between shorter telomere length in blood and weakened immune function, susceptibility to infections, and increased risk of morbidity and mortality. Recently, we have shown that malaria accelerates telomere attrition in blood cells and shortens lifespan in birds. However, the impact of infections on telomere attrition in different body tissues within an individual is unknown. Here, we tested whether malarial infection leads to parallel telomere shortening in blood and tissue samples...
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