Telomeric Theory of Aging

fortune fortune at teleport.com
Fri Aug 21 12:11:48 EST 1998


Jennifer Ann Petersen wrote in message
<6rjt7j$n90$1 at ostrich.cybercomm.net>...
>JL Martinez wrote in message <6ri02m$aae$1 at talia.mad.ibernet.es>...
>>    The KO of telomerase was done with the RNA component of the
telomerase.
>>Mice die at the sixth generation and suffer shortening of the telomeres in
>>each generation.
>
>
>I assume the sterility was due to shortening of the telomerase in the germ
>cells?
>
>

Telomerase is the ENZYME that inhibits the loss of the TELOMERE.
The Telomere is the part on the chromosome tip that is lost during cell
division, etc...

Just wanted to clear that up. Hope it helps....

fortune at teleport.com





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