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Curr Biol. 1998 Jul 2;8(14):R492-4.

Telomeres: moonlighting by DNA repair proteins.

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  • 1Center for Blood Research, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.


Chromosome ends, or telomeres, are dynamic DNA structures maintained by a multisubunit telomerase and other proteins. New evidence indicates that proteins previously implicated in the repair of DNA doublestrand breaks also play an important role in the control of telomere organization and length.

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