Telomeric Theory of Aging
excelife at earthlink.net
Wed Aug 19 10:18:20 EST 1998
In article <hazelNOSPAM-ya02408000R1908980800100001 at news.springnet1.com>,
hazelNOSPAM at springnet1.com says...
>what happens if you ligate a huge telmore onto a DNA, like some
>ridiculously long sequence? would the DNA be able to divide for an
>excessive amount of time?
Yes! That's similar to having active telomerase in the cell which basically
makes the cell immortal.
>what happens if you ligate a telomere from one species onto DNA from
>another species? does the new telomere still help the cell live longer?
Human chromosomes terminate in a series of T2AG3 repeats, which, together
with associated proteins, are essential for chromosome stability. Most
mammalian cells appear to have this same sequence, however, saccharomyces,
have telomeres with TG1-3 repeats. Interchanging these two types of
telomeres would not be feasible but for most species their telomeres are
biologically identical, varying only in length.
>p.s. why is this message cross-posted to alt.binaries.nospam.panties? now
>there's a difficult scientific problem.
Who knows? Maybe that groups interested in our research as well;-)
Thomas Mahoney, Pres.
Lifeline Laboratories, Inc.
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