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Telomeres Titia De Lange

Telomeres

Titia De Lange

Published December 1st 2005
ISBN : 9780879697341
Hardcover
576 pages
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An up to date survey of the current exciting state of telomere biology. Telomeres specialized structures found at the ends of chromosomes are essential for maintaining the integrity of chromosomes and their faithful duplication during cell division.MoreAn up to date survey of the current exciting state of telomere biology. Telomeres specialized structures found at the ends of chromosomes are essential for maintaining the integrity of chromosomes and their faithful duplication during cell division. Chapters in this volume cover telomere structure and function in a range of organisms, focusing on how they are maintained, their roles in cell division and gene expression, and how deficiencies in these structures contribute to cancers and other diseases and even aging.