Changes in telomere lengths in renal cell carcinomas.

  title={Changes in telomere lengths in renal cell carcinomas.},
  author={Regine Dahse and Wolfgang Fiedler and G{\"u}nther Ernst and Hartwig Kosmehl and Andreas Schlichter and Joerg Schubert and Uwe Claussen},
  journal={Cellular and molecular biology},
  volume={42 4},
Telomeres, the extreme ends of chromosomes, play an important role in chromosome structure and function. The shortening of telomeres is one of the supposed mechanisms of cellular aging and death. Because of end replication problems the length of telomeres decreases with every cell cycle. This may lead to chromosome instability and additional genetic… CONTINUE READING