Salk institute researcher, Jan Karisider shows that cancer cells can be induced into cell crisis and death not just slowly by telomere erosion but immediately via the p53 "watchman of the genome"
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Deprotected telomeres can kill cancer cells immediately

In this study, Salk institute researcher, Jan Karisider shows that cancer cells can be induced into cell crisis and death not just slowly by telomere erosion but immediately via the p53 “watchman of the genome”

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http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/deprotected-telomeres-tip-cancer-cells-to-crisis-death/81251437/

To understand how p53 works to detect genomic instability and then kill the host cells, check out my book, Telomere Timebombs: Defusing the Terror of Aging. Here’s an illustration from the book that outlines what the study was describing.

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