The new insights in telomere maintenance and telomerase activity as keypoints in tumour. The increased knowledge in induction and repair of DNA damage have raised large concern in the link between two process. TELORAD aims to determine the mechanistic link between telomerase, telomere binding protein and DNA repair gene and their respective role in the radiosensitivity. Mechanisms of stabilisation of the broken end, start point to the transmission of the radiation induced damage will be studied. Long term consequences as gene amplification and chromosome imbalance will be researched to identify the involvement of telomere maintenance in Hypersensitivity of individuals.
|Effective start/end date||1/02/00 → 31/01/03|