Cells and Aging

ufotruth at ix.netcom.com ufotruth at ix.netcom.com
Thu Mar 4 02:33:40 EST 1999


 
>This sentence implies that "heterochromatin" and "hood" (by which
>I assume he means telomere) are the same thing.  I don't think
>I'm misreading, I think that it is incorrect to talk about
>telomeres as the "heterochromatin... of chromosomes", at least
>without substantial qualification.

Ok. I think I need to make myself clear.

When I use the words "heterochromatin" or "hood" I do not mean the
actual telomere itself, but the coating of various proteins that bind
to it and covers several genes and therefore silence them.

Live Long and Prosper,
William




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