Biochemistry – MCQ 62 – Cell type which does not contain telomerase

All of the following cell types contain the enzyme telomerase which protects the length of telomeres at the end of chromosomes, except:
A. Germinal
B. Somatic
C. Hemopoietic
D. Tumor

Correct answer : B. Somatic

The somatic cells progressively lose DNA in the absence of telomerase and hence eventually undergo apoptosis.

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