Telomeres are our own personal inbuilt clock found at the end of chromosomes dictating how and when we age, with these protective caps ensuring no damage comes to the DNA … Continue Reading Researchers identify previously unknown telomere-specific protein.
One of the processes associated with aging is progressive shortening of telomeres, DNA-protecting structures at the ends of chromosomes, like the plastic tips on shoelaces. Each time a cell divides, … Continue Reading Male hormone reverses cell aging, increases telomere length, in clinical trial.
Telomeres are critical for maintaining genomic integrity with telomere dysfunction or shortening commonly acquired during the process of tumour development. To add to this cancer cells require a mechanism to … Continue Reading Mystery solved as protein expressed in response to telomere shortening identified.
An enzyme called telomerase plays a significant role in aging and most cancers. Telomerase’s primary job is to maintain the DNA in telomeres, the structures at the ends of a … Continue Reading Study provides previously unseen structure of telomere-controlling enzyme.
Mutations in a gene that helps repair damaged chromosome ends may make smokers, especially female smokers, more susceptible to emphysema, according to results of a new study led by Johns … Continue Reading Epigenetic mutation which shortens telomeres linked to greater emphysema risk in smokers.