Telomeres are an essential part of human cells that affect how our cells age.
Cell division plays a critical role in normal growth, maintenance and repair of all human tissues.
Telomeres are repeated sequences of DNA at the ends of each chromosome and are key genetic elements involved with the regulation of cell division. Telomeres shorten every time a cell divides, and once telomeres reach a critically short length, the cell either dies by apoptosis or stops dividing and senesces.
Telomerase is a naturally occurring enzyme that maintains telomeres and prevents them from shortening during cell division.
Learn more about TAM and telomere research