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TelNet - a database for human and yeast genes involved in telomere maintenance

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Genetics, May 2018
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TelNet - a database for human and yeast genes involved in telomere maintenance
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BMC Genetics, May 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12863-018-0617-8
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Delia M. Braun, Inn Chung, Nick Kepper, Katharina I. Deeg, Karsten Rippe


The ends of linear chromosomes, the telomeres, comprise repetitive DNA sequences in complex with proteins that protects them from being processed by the DNA repair machinery. Cancer cells need to counteract the shortening of telomere repeats during replication for their unlimited proliferation by reactivating the reverse transcriptase telomerase or by using the alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) pathway. The different telomere maintenance (TM) mechanisms appear to involve hundreds of proteins but their telomere repeat length related activities are only partly understood. Currently, a database that integrates information on TM relevant genes is missing. To provide a resource for studies that dissect TM features, we here introduce the TelNet database at http://www.cancertelsys.org/telnet/ . It offers a comprehensive compilation of more than 2000 human and 1100 yeast genes linked to telomere maintenance. These genes were annotated in terms of TM mechanism, associated specific functions and orthologous genes, a TM significance score and information from peer-reviewed literature. This TM information can be retrieved via different search and view modes and evaluated for a set of genes as demonstrated for an exemplary application. TelNet supports the annotation of genes identified from bioinformatics analysis pipelines to reveal possible connections with TM networks. We anticipate that TelNet will be a helpful resource for researchers that study telomeres.

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Unknown 17 100%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 24%
Student > Postgraduate 2 12%
Student > Master 2 12%
Researcher 2 12%
Student > Bachelor 1 6%
Other 1 6%
Unknown 5 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 6 35%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 24%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 6%
Unknown 5 29%

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