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Descriptor English: Telomere
Descriptor Spanish: Telómero
Descriptor Portuguese: Telômero
Descriptor French: Télomère
Entry term(s): Telomeres
Tree number(s): A11.284.430.106.279.345.190.160.845
G05.360.160.845
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016615
Scope note: A terminal section of a chromosome which has a specialized structure and which is involved in chromosomal replication and stability. Its length is believed to be a few hundred base pairs.
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PA pathology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TR transplantation
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Base Sequence (1979-1991)
Chromosomes (1976-1991)
Public MeSH Note: 92
History Note: 92
DeCS ID: 29788
Unique ID: D016615
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1992/01/01
Date of Entry: 1991/01/25
Revision Date: 2011/06/24
Telomere - Preferred
Concept UI M0025333
Scope note A terminal section of a chromosome which has a specialized structure and which is involved in chromosomal replication and stability. Its length is believed to be a few hundred base pairs.
Preferred term Telomere
Entry term(s) Telomeres



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