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 (tĕl′ə-mîr′, tē′lə-)
Either of the sections of DNA occurring at the ends of a chromosome.


(Genetics) genetics either of the ends of a chromosome
[C20: from Greek telos end + meros part]


(ˈtɛl əˌmɪər, ˈti lə-)
the segment of DNA that occurs at the ends of chromosomes.
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Noun1.telomere - either (free) end of a eukaryotic chromosome; "telomeres act as caps to keep the sticky ends of chromosomes from randomly clumping together"
chromosome - a threadlike strand of DNA in the cell nucleus that carries the genes in a linear order; "humans have 22 chromosome pairs plus two sex chromosomes"
end, terminal - either extremity of something that has length; "the end of the pier"; "she knotted the end of the thread"; "they rode to the end of the line"; "the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix"
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Tenders invited for Phosphorylation assay kit with telomeric detection to be used in any ihc, fish of flo cyto application cy 3 colors cell lysatecontrols telomeric probes with various fl colors
A refined radiation hybrid map of the telomeric region of bovine chromosome 18q25-q26 compared with human chromosome 19q13.
Forcing cells to generate really long telomeres caused telomeric fragility, which can lead to initiation of cancer.
Slight telomeric C-positive bands are located in the short arms of the three largest bi-armed autosomes.
Juvinity is said to fight mitochondrial oxidative aging, ensure telomeric DNA maintenance and stimulate the synthesis of major dermal constituents, such as hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin.
All specimens of Astyanax aff paranae showed a discrete localization of heterochromatin in the centromeric region of the chromosomes, plus some pairs with conspicuous telomeric blocks.
Telomeric to ACSL6 lies the cytokine gene cluster that includes interleukin- (IL-) 3, IL-5, and granulocyte/macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GMCSF).
In some patients loss of the telomeric locus for the interleukin 1 receptor accessory protein-like gene (IL1RAPL1) may occur and is associated with developmental delay and intellectual disability [4, 5].
A shared docking motif in TRF1 and TRF2 used for differential recruitment of telomeric proteins," Science, vol.
sup][19] Telomere-dependent mitotic instability and telomeric fusion as a chromosomal mechanism for the loss of bands 11p13 and 11p15 have both been detected in some WTs, [sup][20] though the mechanisms responsible for these phenomena remain to be determined.
These were originally termed loss of heterozygosity (LOH) score, telomeric allelic imbalance (TAI) score, and large scale state transition (LST) score.
In about 95% of SMA cases, the reduction in SMN concentrations is due to deletions involving the survival of motor neuron 1, telomeric (SMN1) [6] gene (2).

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