Telomerase: Research reveals how cancer-driving enzyme works


Cancer researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center are helping unlock the cellular-level function of the telomerase enzyme, which is linked to the disease's growth.Their latest findings, published in Molecular Cell, demonstrate that telomerase repairs chromosomes in one of two ways -- depending on whether a cell is dividing normally or if the cell is under stress from enzyme inhibition -- and could lead to new or improved cancer-fighting therapies that promote inhibition of this enzyme.