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Curr Biol. 1999 Mar 11;9(5):R164-7.

Telomeres: structure of a chromosome's aglet.

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Division of Basic Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington 98109, USA. Dgottsch@fhcrc.org

Abstract

Telomeres impart stability on linear eukaryotic chromosomes by acting as caps, preventing chromosomes from fusing together or being degraded. The structure of a telomere end binding protein in a complex with DNA provides the first molecular view of chromosome capping.

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10074444
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