Telomeres and telomerases: intimations of immortality

John Crocker

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    There is a constant balance in cancer cells between division and death. The malignant phenotype is associated with a continuing cell cycle or 'immortalization'. Telomeres, structures that cap the chromosomes, are related to cell longevity and are regulated by a ribonucleoprotein called telomerase. This review describes the possible roles of telomeres and telomerase in the malignant process.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)889-890
    Number of pages2
    JournalEuropean Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2001


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