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FEBS Lett. 2005 Feb 7;579(4):859-62.

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

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  • 1Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143-2200, USA.


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.

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