Telomere attrition : metabolic regulation and signalling function?

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CASAGRANDE, Stefania, Michaela HAU, 2019. Telomere attrition : metabolic regulation and signalling function?. In: Biology Letters. 15(3), 20180885. ISSN 1744-9561. eISSN 1744-957X. Available under: doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2018.0885

@article{Casagrande2019-03-29Telom-46087, title={Telomere attrition : metabolic regulation and signalling function?}, year={2019}, doi={10.1098/rsbl.2018.0885}, number={3}, volume={15}, issn={1744-9561}, journal={Biology Letters}, author={Casagrande, Stefania and Hau, Michaela}, note={Article Number: 20180885} }

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