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Beating cancer at its own game with a Trojan horse telomerase

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Beating cancer at its own game with a Trojan horse telomerase
Telomerase is a reverse transcriptase that uses an RNA template to synthesize telomeres. These repeat sequences bind special proteins that fold the ends of chromosomes back onto themselves to create a stable cap. When this cap is damaged, the cell often interprets the exposed DNA as a double strand break and attempts to 'repair' it.
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