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təˈlɒm əˌreɪs, -ˌreɪztelom·erase

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. telomerase(noun)

    an enzyme in eukaryotic cells that can add telomeres to the ends of chromosomes after they divide

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  1. telomerase(Noun)

    An enzyme in eukaryotic cells that adds a specific sequence of DNA to the telomeres of chromosomes after they divide; gives the chromosomes stability over time.

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  1. Telomerase

    Telomerase is a ribonucleoprotein that is an enzyme which adds DNA sequence repeats to the 3' end of DNA strands in the telomere regions, which are found at the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes. This region of repeated nucleotide called telomeres contains noncoding DNA and hinders the loss of important DNA from chromosome ends. As a result, every time the chromosome is copied only 100–200 nucleotides are lost, which causes no damage to the organism's DNA. Telomerase is a reverse transcriptase that carries its own RNA molecule, which is used as a template when it elongates telomeres, which are shortened after each replication cycle. The existence of a compensatory mechanism for telomere shortening was first predicted by Soviet biologist Alexey Olovnikov in 1973, who also suggested the telomere hypothesis of aging and the telomere's connections to cancer. Telomerase was discovered by Carol W. Greider and Elizabeth Blackburn in 1984 in the ciliate Tetrahymena. Together with Jack W. Szostak, Greider and Blackburn were awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Telomerase

    An essential ribonucleoprotein reverse transcriptase that adds telomeric DNA to the ends of eukaryotic CHROMOSOMES.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of telomerase in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of telomerase in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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