Telomere-binding factors and general DNA repair

Woodring E. Wright, Jerry W. Shay

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Telomeres cap the ends of linear chromosomes and prevent them from being recognized as double-strand breaks needing repair. How they go about hiding the ends from the DNA-repair apparatus is becoming a broader question, as a new study identifies an increasingly incestuous relationship between DNA-repair factors and telomere-binding proteins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-118
Number of pages3
JournalNature genetics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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