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Genes 2016, 7(9), 61;

Telomerase Activation in Hematological Malignancies

Cutaneous Lymphoma Oncogenesis Team INSERM U1053 Bordeaux Research in Translational Oncology, Bordeaux University, Bordeaux 33076, France
Institute of Biomedical Sciences of Abel Salazar, University of Porto, Porto 4050-313, Portugal
Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde, Universidade do Porto, Porto 4200-135, Portugal
Institute of Molecular Pathology and Immunology of the University of Porto (Ipatimup)—Cancer Biology, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n, Porto 4200-465, Portugal
Tumor Bank and Tumor Biology Laboratory, University Hospital Center Bordeaux, Pessac 33604, France
Department of Pathology and Oncology, Medical Faculty of Porto University, Porto 4200-319, Portugal
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Academic Editor: Gabriele Saretzki
Received: 1 June 2016 / Revised: 15 July 2016 / Accepted: 29 July 2016 / Published: 7 September 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Telomerase Activity in Human Cells)
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Telomerase expression and telomere maintenance are critical for cell proliferation and survival, and they play important roles in development and cancer, including hematological malignancies. Transcriptional regulation of the rate-limiting subunit of human telomerase reverse transcriptase gen (hTERT) is a complex process, and unveiling the mechanisms behind its reactivation is an important step for the development of diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Here, we review the main mechanisms of telomerase activation and the associated hematologic malignancies. View Full-Text
Keywords: telomerase activity; hematological malignancy; amplification; epigenetic; polymorphism; mutation; virus telomerase activity; hematological malignancy; amplification; epigenetic; polymorphism; mutation; virus
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Ropio, J.; Merlio, J.-P.; Soares, P.; Chevret, E. Telomerase Activation in Hematological Malignancies. Genes 2016, 7, 61.

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