The role of a telomere capping complex in cancer revealed

Scientists have unveiled part of the protein complex that protects telomeres—the ends of our chromosomes. Telomeres are the protective structures at the end of chromosomes and are essential for the faithful replication and protection of our genome. Defects in telomere function can lead to genomic instability in cancer, while the gradual shortening of telomeres is associated with the aging of human cells. (Mehr in: Cancer News — ScienceDaily)