[ US /təˈɫoʊmɝˌeɪz/ ]
  1. an enzyme in eukaryotic cells that can add telomeres to the ends of chromosomes after they divide
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How To Use telomerase In A Sentence

  • In fact, telomerase actiity has been barely catalogued in the animal kingdom.
  • Rather, it recruits the telomerase complex to processing and holding areas in the nucleus of the cell called Cajal (pronounced "cuh-hall") bodies. Media Newswire
  • If any components of the telomerase are missing, telomeres are gradually shortened and most cells die.
  • But kirtan kriya, a form of meditation based on yoga principles, has a dramatically positive effect on telomerase. Times, Sunday Times
  • Your discoveries have revealed how the conserved function of telomere repeat sequences can maintain chromosomal and genetic stability and how synthesis of telomere DNA is achieved by the enzyme telomerase. The 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine - Presentation Speech
  • Stem-cell banks, telomerase amplifiers, somatic gene therapy — the list of potential longevity treatments incubating in laboratories is startling. The Coming Death Shortage
  • Human cells have an additional barrier to unfettered replication - most lack the chromosome repair enzyme called telomerase that rat cells possess.
  • Telomerase is RNA dependent DNA polymerase, acts to synthesize DNA repeat fragment of telomeres , which is associated with immortalization of cells.
  • In eukaryotic cells with telomeres composed of short tandem repeats, this involves the enzyme telomerase.
  • In normal somatic cells, the telomeres shorten with replicative age, and telomerase is not detected.
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