About The Author

Miguel is a research scientist at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas, Molecular Oncology Programme.

The Telomerase Gene Therapy For The Treatment Of Age-Related Diseases And Telomere Syndromes Does Not Favor Cancer Development

Telomeres are protective structures at the ends of chromosomes. They consist of tandem repeats of a DNA sequence, which in all vertebrates is TTAGGG, bound by a six-protein complex known as shelterin that exerts the protective function. Telomeres shorten every time a cell divides, and when they become critically short, this induces a persistent DNA