Telomeres and telomerase: Their mechanisms of action and the effects of altering their functions

  • Blackburn E
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Abstract

The molecular features of telomeres and telomerase are conserved among most eukaryotes. How telomerase and telomeres function and how they interact to promote the chromosome-stabilizing properties of telomeres are discussed here. © 2004 Federation of European Biochemical Societies. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • Telomerase
  • Telomere

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  • Elizabeth H. Blackburn

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