IMR Press / FBL / Volume 21 / Issue 2 / DOI: 10.2741/4389

Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark (FBL) is published by IMR Press from Volume 26 Issue 5 (2021). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with Frontiers in Bioscience.


Stem cells, telomerase regulation and the hypoxic state

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1 Institute for Biogenesis Research, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai‘i, 651 Ilalo Street, Honolulu, HI, USA
Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 2016, 21(2), 303–315;
Published: 1 January 2016

The cellular response to a hypoxic environment is regulated by hypoxia inducible factors. Hypoxia inducible factor 1 alpha (Hif1alpha) in particular, is tightly regulated by the hypoxic environment in most cells, and plays an important role in regulating the stress response of cells to hypoxia. Interestingly, substantial observations are now emerging that point to an important role for Hif1alpha in stem cells, including embryonic stem cells, neuronal stem cells and hematopoietic stem cells. Notably, Hif1alpha has been shown to enhance self-renewal of stem cells, mediate a shift to glycolytic metabolism, and promote telomerase expression.

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