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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 1 June 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 22, p. nf41
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.22.nf41]

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New Trick for an Old Enzyme

Famous as a chromosome capper, telomerase might also orchestrate general DNA repair

Mitch Leslie

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2005/22/nf41

Abstract: Telomerase doesn't just work for tips. The enzyme rebuilds telomeres, the protective caps on chromosomes, but new work suggests it also helps cells repair damaged DNA elsewhere. The results might help doctors tailor treatments to kill cancer cells.

Citation: M. Leslie, New Trick for an Old Enzyme. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (22), nf41 (2005).

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