Patent Number: 6,309,867

Title: Telomerase

Abstract: The present invention is directed to novel telomerase nucleic acids and amino acids. In particular, the present invention is directed to nucleic acid and amino acid sequences encoding various telomerase protein subunits and motifs, including the 123 kDa and 43 kDa telomerase protein subunits of Euplotes aediculatus, and related sequences from Schizosaccharomyces, Saccharomyces sequences, and human telomerase. The present invention is also directed to polypeptides comprising these telomerase protein subunits, as well as functional polypeptides and ribonucleoproteins that contain these subunits.

Inventors: Cech; Thomas R. (Boulder, CO), Nakamura; Toru (Boulder, CO)

Assignee: University Technology Corporation

International Classification: C12N 15/11 (20060101); C12N 9/12 (20060101); A61K 38/00 (20060101); A61K 39/00 (20060101); A61K 48/00 (20060101); C12N 009/12 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018