Telomeres, aging and cancer: In search of a happy ending

  title={Telomeres, aging and cancer: In search of a happy ending},
  author={Sahn-ho Kim and Patrick G Kaminker and Judith Campisi},
Telomeres are distinctive structures, composed of a repetitive DNA sequence and associated proteins, that cap the ends of linear chromosomes. Telomeres are essential for maintaining the integrity and stability of eukaryotic genomes. In addition, under some circumstances, telomeres can influence cellular gene expression. In mammals, the length, structure, and function of telomeres have been proposed to contribute to cellular and organismal phenotypes associated with cancer and aging. Here, we… CONTINUE READING