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telomerase

tuh loh muh rayz

  • n  an enzyme in eukaryotic cells that can add telomeres to the ends of chromosomes after they divide

  • That protein, they believe, is telomerase's most important building block.
  • Working with Tetrahymena, a pond protozoan, Blackburn and her then graduate student Carol Greider co-discovered telomerase, an enzyme that regulates the activity of telomeres, or .
  • Since telomerase keeps these tenacious cells going, is it reasonable to assume that the same enzyme could be used artificially to help mortal cells--and the body itself .
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  • Carol Greider in Medical News Today (press release)
    We thought there might be some relationship between telomerase, telomere length and the survival of stem cells, but it was really exciting to see it,says Greider.
  • Thomas R Cech in Science Daily (press release)
    We now have a detailed picture of the part of telomerase that forms this anchor site, and in fact have identified a groove within the protein that is what is really holding on to the end of the chromosome,Cech said.
  • Michael Fossel in PR Newswire (press release)
    Already the response from the scientific community to the news of TA Sciences' ground-breaking launch has been very enthusiastic: "Telomerase Activation is the single most promising approach to reversing the effects of aging," said Michael...

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