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Nature. 1989 Jan 26;337(6205):331-7.

A telomeric sequence in the RNA of Tetrahymena telomerase required for telomere repeat synthesis.

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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York 11724.

Abstract

The telomerase enzyme of Tetrahymena synthesizes repeats of the telomeric DNA sequence TTGGGG de novo in the absence of added template. The essential RNA component of this ribonucleoprotein enzyme has now been cloned and found to contain the sequence CAACCCCAA, which seems to be the template for the synthesis of TTGGGG repeats.

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2463488
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10.1038/337331a0
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