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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 26 May 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 21, p. nf54
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.21.nf54]

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Merging Routes

Multiple paths lead to senescence

R. John Davenport

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2004/21/nf54

Abstract: Cells, like people, lose their vitality, and researchers are eager to track down the mechanisms that prompt normal cell life to screech to a halt. New research helps enumerate the proteins that make cells stagnate when chromosome ends fray--and reveals that one protein halts cells by other means. The findings bolster the idea that signals other than eroding telomeres can shut down cells.

Citation: R. J. Davenport, Merging Routes. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (21), nf54 (2004).

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