Analysis of the Effects of Antioxidants on Telomere Length
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Analysis of the Effects of Antioxidants on Telomere Length


Numerous studies have shown the oxidative stress status of the individual affects the telomere status, which telomere length can be regulated through multiple mechanisms including oxidative stress. Oxidative stress damage accelerates telomere shortening and drives the aging process. Some external factors such as environment, behavior, diet, and self-induced factors such as inflammation can produce oxidative stress damage, which in turn interferes with telomere maintenance mechanisms and leads to telomere instability.

Effect of oxidative stress on telomere length in aging.Fig.1 Effect of oxidative stress on telomere length in aging. (Gavia-García G, et al. 2021)

The effect of antioxidants on telomere length can be evaluated through in vitro study protocols. CD BioSciences provides services to study the effect of antioxidants on telomere length according to rigorous protocols and will provide detailed analysis reports according to the client's requirements.

Overview of Our Analysis of the Effects of Antioxidants on Telomere Length

  • Evaluating the effects of vitamin E on telomere length
    We offer comprehensive evaluations of the impact of vitamin E, a potent antioxidant, on telomere dynamics and its potential contribution to cellular aging and longevity.
  • Assessing the effects of vitamin C on telomere length
    We provide detailed analyses of the influence of vitamin C, a key antioxidant, on telomere length preservation and its role in supporting cellular longevity.
  • Analyzing the effects of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) on telomere length
    We examine the effects of Coenzyme Q10, a powerful antioxidant and essential component of the electron transport chain, on telomere maintenance and its implications for aging-related processes.
  • Assessing the effects of polyphenols on telomere length
    We offer in-depth assessments of various polyphenols, such as those found in green tea and other plant sources, on telomere length regulation and their potential impact on promoting longevity.

Workflow for Analysis of the Effects of Antioxidants on Telomere Length

We use multiple in vitro models of human cells to study the effects of antioxidants on telomere length status under normal culture conditions and under oxidative stress conditions. The entire cell flow protocol is provided, including all consumables used.

  • Experimental materials preparation
    We provide the necessary materials for cellular experiments, including culture media, buffered salt solutions, and essential growth substances, which can be configured according to the specific cell line of choice.
  • Cell culture and antioxidant treatment
    We culture the cells in standard culture conditions in the essential medium. Normal and oxidative stress environments are cultured in parallel. The final concentration of antioxidants used is determined by gradient concentration experiments and applied equally to both experimental groups.
  • Cell assay and telomere length measurement
    Our cellular assay service options include cell growth and viability assays, DNA extraction, telomere length measurements, and more.
  • Data analysis
    We normalize the telomere length data to appropriate reference standards and compare the telomere lengths between the antioxidant-treated, stress-induced, and control groups. We also implement robust statistical analyses, such as ANOVA or t-tests, to evaluate the significance of differences in telomere lengths among the experimental conditions.

Deliverables of Analysis of the Effects of Antioxidants on Telomere Length

  • Report on the treatment of oxidative stress injury by antioxidants
    We provide cellular models that allow in vitro validation and analysis of the effects of specific antioxidants on cell morphology, characteristics, and oxidative stress damage.
  • Report on the effect of antioxidants on telomere length
    Not only can we compare inter- and intra-cellular differences in telomere length, but we can also assess the prior association of all our study variables with telomere length.

We offer a wider variety and more stable in vitro study protocols to design telomere length impact studies. With experienced professionals and advanced technology platforms, CD BioSciences is committed to providing the highest level of telomere research services. For more services, please contact us.


  1. Gavia-García G, et al. Telomere Length and Oxidative Stress and Its Relation with Metabolic Syndrome Components in the Aging. Biology, 2021, 10 (4): 253.
  2. Badás E P, et al. Aging and reproduction: antioxidant supplementation alleviates telomere loss in wild birds. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 2015, 28 (4): 896-905.

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