[mage lang=”en|es|fr|en” source=”flickr”]telomerase is an enzyme that[/mage]
is an enzyme that degrades chromosomes
is found in all adult cells
inhibits DNA replication
is highly active in cancer cells
is a particular DNA sequence on the ends of chromosomes
Telomerase is highly active in cancer cells. It extends telomeres after DNA replication to keep them from shortening. Telomeres are sequences found at the end of chromosomes. Telomere shortening has been associated with aging.
If it ends in -ase, its an enzyme.
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