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Is it possible to take a telemerase suppliment?
« on: 09/03/2010 06:56:58 »
I was reading about how telemerase stops the shortening of chromosomes, and in turn stops the limited number of cell devisions.

I'm wondering if it is possible to take a telemerase suppliment? If so would it work? Does anybody know any? And i am taking into account the idea that it might contribute to causing cancer.

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« Reply #1 on: 11/03/2010 17:04:46 »
I thought that the only reason your telomeres shorten is because there isn't the telemerase present to bond with them when they split during cell replication. I thought we could just add it to our systems and it would just happen. Is this wrong?

It came to me when i heard about how some sea urchins can live indefinately (and also how there is very little reported sea urchin cancer in comparison to their telemerase activity, even though i have no idea who checks for sea urchin cancer, that job must suck)
 

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Is it possible to take a telemerase suppliment?
« Reply #2 on: 12/03/2010 06:25:41 »
I'll get back to you on that one.
 

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