Loayza D and de Lange T (2004) Telomerase regulation at the telomere: a binary switch. Cell 117(3):279-80
Abstract: Telomerase is known to preferentially elongate the shortest telomeres in a cell. Using an elegant yeast assay, Texeira et al. (2004 [this issue of Cell]) address what aspect of telomerase action is regulated by telomere length: the frequency or the extent of telomere elongation. They show that short telomeres are elongated more frequently than long telomeres, arguing that telomeres switch between two states, one that allows telomere extension and one that does not.
|Status: Published||Type: Comment | Journal Article||PubMed ID: 15109487|
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