Biochemical aspects of telomerase function.


Arthur Kornberg "never met a dull enzyme" (For the Love of Enzymes: The Odyssey of a Biochemist, Harvard University Press, 1989) and telomerase is no exception. Telomerase is a remarkable polymerase that uses an internal RNA template to reverse-transcribe telomere DNA, one nucleotide at a time, onto telomeric, G-rich single-stranded DNA. In the 17 years… (More)