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Curr Opin Genet Dev. 1993 Oct;3(5):759-63.

Telomeres and telomerases.

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Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics Texas A&M University, College Station 77843-2128.


The ends of eukaryotic chromosomes are defined by specialized nucleoprotein complexes called telomeres. Telomeres impart stability to the genome and are of general interest due to their unique structure and unconventional mode of synthesis. Recent work has identified new components of the telomere complex and expanded our understanding of the role of terminal structures in maintaining cell viability.

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