Patent Number: 6,166,178

Title: Telomerase catalytic subunit

Abstract: The invention provides compositions and methods related to telomerase reverse transcriptase, the catalytic protein subunit of human telomerase. The polynucleotides and polypeptides of the invention are useful for diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of human diseases, for changing the proliferative capacity of cells and organisms, and for identification and screening of compounds and treatments useful for treatment of diseases such as cancers.

Inventors: Cech; Thomas R. (Boulder, CO), Lingner; Joachim (Boulder, CO)

Assignee: University Technology Corporation

International Classification: C12N 9/12 (20060101); A61K 038/00 (); C07K 005/00 (); C07K 007/00 (); C07K 016/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017