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Spliceosome meets telomerase

The spliceosome is best known for shepherding primary messenger RNA transcripts to maturity. This enzyme complex also contributes to the synthesis of an enzyme that maintains chromosome ends.

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Figure 1: Processing of telomerase RNA by the spliceosome.



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Bonnal, S., Valcárcel, J. Spliceosome meets telomerase. Nature 456, 879–880 (2008).

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