Table 2.

Telomere length in paired cortical and medullary samples with age

AgeTelomere Length (kbp) (mean ± SD)P Value
CortexMedulla
All paired samples (n = 20)10.77 ± 1.6210.06 ± 1.160.0004
Under age 10 (n = 3)12.16 ± 1.1610.47 ± 0.470.0120
Under 50 yr (n = 8)11.43 ± 1.5010.38 ± 0.910.0070
50 yr and over (n = 12)10.33 ± 1.539.85 ± 1.230.0144
Over 60 yr (n = 8)9.93 ± 1.469.65 ± 1.380.1144