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telomere

te luh meer

  • n  either (free) end of a eukaryotic chromosome
    telomeres act as caps to keep the sticky ends of chromosomes from randomly clumping together

  • Harley, who collaborated with Greider on her later telomere work, is looking for the genes that direct telomerase production, believing he might be able to manipulate them so that .
  • Dubbed a telomere, the sequence of nucleic acids did not appear to code for any traits.
  • When the telomere all but disappears, the cell stops dividing, and the cell line dies out.
News & Articles

  • Institute funded to evaluate leukocyte telomere length, personality traits, & health outcomes
    ( Oregon Research Institute ) Oregon Research Institute scientist Grant W. Edmonds, Ph.D., has received funding from the National Institute of Aging to study the prospective influence of personality traits, particularly Conscientiousness, on telomere length. Edmonds and his team will examine whether trait influences on telomere length are mediated by healthy lifestyle, traumatic life events, and ...
    June 12, 2013 - EurekAlert!
Quotes

  • 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)
    This is the end of the human genome. If you march out to the ends of human chromosome, what's there? Now we know what is there - at least part of the time,Cech said. "There may be other states of the telomere, as well, but we think this is...
  • Michael D. West in Bloomberg
    I used to say at Geron that between 5 and 95 percent of human aging is in the telomere,said West, now president and chief executive officer of BioTime Inc., in Alameda, California. "Now I'd say it's probably about 80 percent."

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