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Either (free) end of a eukaryotic chromosome; telomeres act as caps to keep the sticky ends of chromosomes from randomly clumping together.

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Do hESC actively produce telomerase?

Hello,  First excuse my background cause it's basically null.  I've read hIPSC have shorter telomere lengths than hESC. I understand this is due to hIPS coming from adult somatic cells but apparently hIPS don't naturally create telomerase, is this true? And do hESC produce ...

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by oxi
Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do hESC actively produce telomerase?
Replies: 2
Views: 494

Re: What happens if you convert your DNA into RNA and...

... hair blue eyes, but those are the easiest to see the difference on) would than the eye color change after a period of time? And as well, since the telomere are always (exept for telomerases treated cells) left and cut away after replication, would it be possible to use a retro virus with your own ...

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by Accelerator
Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happens if you convert your DNA into RNA and...
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Cell regulation/death

... spread faster and invade other organs while cancer cells do, since even if cancer cells can divide forever, most normal cells also have enough telomere length to divide quite a lot. So if I am correct here, programmed cell death keeps the normal cells from growing out of control, so then not ...

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by Mutt
Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Cell regulation/death
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Views: 2856

Telomere and DNA replication

... of a particular cell, both daughter cells will contain DNA with one parent strand and one daughter strand 5'_________3'(parent strand - complete telomere) 3'_________5'(daughter stand) The daughter stand is shorter owing to lost telomeres. I have discoerved, from private research, that telomere ...

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by jsmith613
Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:10 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Telomere and DNA replication
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Views: 1884


... have protein and RNA component. RNA component acts as primes to the strand. but it gets shorter as the replication cycle. as cells age, the telomeres get shorter! shortest telomere or lack of it, signals apoptosis. Cancer cells avoids apoptosis, by synthesis of more and more telomeres which ...

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by balamurugan3
Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:52 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: telomer
Replies: 2
Views: 2009
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