Telomerase activity in hybrids between telomerase-negative and telomerase-positive immortal human cells is repressed in the different complementation groups but not in the same complementation group of immortality.

@article{Ishii1999TelomeraseAI,
  title={Telomerase activity in hybrids between telomerase-negative and telomerase-positive immortal human cells is repressed in the different complementation groups but not in the same complementation group of immortality.},
  author={Yasuyuki Ishii and Naohiro Tsuyama and Satoru Maeda and Hidetoshi Tahara and Toshinori Ide},
  journal={Mechanisms of ageing and development},
  year={1999},
  volume={110 3},
  pages={175-93}
}
The expression of telomerase is essential for cells to be immortalized, and most immortal cell lines possessed telomerase activity. Using the cell fusion technique, it has been shown that mortal and telomerase-negative phenotypes of normal cells are dominant over immortal and telomerase-positive phenotypes, suggesting that the normal cells possessed… CONTINUE READING