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Specific association of human telomerase activity with immortal cells and cancer

Overview of attention for article published in Science, December 1994
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (74th percentile)

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Title
Specific association of human telomerase activity with immortal cells and cancer
Published in
Science, December 1994
DOI 10.1126/science.7605428
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Authors

N. Kim, M. Piatyszek, K. Prowse, C. Harley, M. West, P. Ho, G. Coviello, W. Wright, S. Weinrich, J. Shay

Abstract

Synthesis of DNA at chromosome ends by telomerase may be necessary for indefinite proliferation of human cells. A highly sensitive assay for measuring telomerase activity was developed. In cultured cells representing 18 different human tissues, 98 of 100 immortal and none of 22 mortal populations were positive for telomerase. Similarly, 90 of 101 biopsies representing 12 human tumor types and none of 50 normal somatic tissues were positive. Normal ovaries and testes were positive, but benign tumors such as fibroids were negative. Thus, telomerase appears to be stringently repressed in normal human somatic tissues but reactivated in cancer, where immortal cells are likely required to maintain tumor growth.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 16 1%
United Kingdom 8 <1%
Japan 5 <1%
Turkey 4 <1%
Canada 4 <1%
Spain 3 <1%
Belgium 3 <1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
Switzerland 2 <1%
Other 13 1%
Unknown 1024 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 272 25%
Student > Bachelor 206 19%
Student > Master 171 16%
Researcher 147 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 61 6%
Other 140 13%
Unknown 87 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 345 32%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 292 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 118 11%
Chemistry 85 8%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 30 3%
Other 98 9%
Unknown 116 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 26. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 05 March 2020.
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#748,700
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Outputs from Science
#16,617
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#719,021
of 14,071,171 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#16,611
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