Telomerase is a ribonucleoprotein that prevents senescence and apoptosis by adding the TTAGGG repeat unit to shortened telomeres.
Cells with high levels of telomerase can rebuild their telomeres, and are termed ‘immortal’ cells. These include foetal tissues, adult germ cells and tumour cells.
This makes understanding telomerase vitally important to research in both aging and cancer.
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