Researchers unravel protective properties of telomere t-loops

Loops at the ends of telomeres play a vital protective role preventing damage to chromosomes, according to new research. The study showed how the winding and unwinding of ‘t-loops’ at the end of telomeres prevents chromosomes from being recognized as DNA damage. The study also uncovered how this process is regulated. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/11/191113153054.htm