Chromatin and epigenetic regulation of the telomerase reverse transcriptase gene

Jiyue Zhu, Yuanjun Zhao, Shuwen Wang

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Telomerase expression and telomere maintenance are critical for long-term cell proliferation and survival, and they play important roles in development, aging, and cancer. Cumulating evidence has indicated that regulation of the rate-limiting subunit of human telomerase reverse transcriptase gene (hTERT) is a complex process in normal cells and many cancer cells. In addition to a number of transcriptional activators and repressors, the chromatin environment and epigenetic status of the endogenous hTERT locus are also pivotal for its regulation in normal human somatic cells and in tumorigenesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-32
Number of pages11
JournalProtein and Cell
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Cell Biology


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