Telomere Shortening

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Telomere Shortening
... This section does not cite any references or sources Telomeres shorten in part because of the end replication problem that is exhibited during DNA replication ... Thus, a section of the telomere is lost during each cycle of replication at the 5' end of the lagging strand ... However, in vitro studies have shown that telomeres are highly susceptible to oxidative stress ...

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