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Telomeres; function, shortening and lengthening.


Telomeres; function, shortening and lengthening.

Ed. by Leonardo Mancini.

Nova Biomedical Books


478 pages




Telomeres are a region of repetitive DNA at the end of chromosomes, which protects the end of the chromosome from degradation and fusion. The 12 papers in this collection describe the biology of telomeres and explore the telomere defects that play a role in the premature aging process. Topics include telomere dynamics in cancer, telomere lengthening from oocyte to embryonic stem cell, telomere shortening in diabetes mellitus, and transcriptional activity at the telomeres of Chironomus. No credential is cited for the editor and no peer review process is noted.

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