oncogene

Type: Term Pronunciation: ong′kō-jēn Definitions: 1. Any of a family of genes that normally encodes proteins that are involved in cell growth or regulation (e.g., protein kinases, GTPases, nuclear proteins, growth factors) but that may foster malignant processes if mutated or activated by contact with retroviruses. Identified oncong
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Oncogene

A gene that contributes to cancer formation when mutated or inappropriately expressed. (See Cellular oncogene, Dominant oncogene, Immortalizing oncogene, Recessive oncogene.)
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Oncogene

A gene which codes for a product which causes transformation of a normal cell into a cancer cell. Oncogenes are slightly changed equivalents of normal cellular genes called proto-oncogenes. The viral version is designated by the prefix v, the cellular version by the prefix c.
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oncogene

[n] - a gene that causes normal cells to change into cancerous tumor cells
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oncogene

Gene that can cause neoplastic (see neoplasia) transformation of a cell; oncogenes are slightly changed equivalents of normal
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Oncogene

(Oncogenes) Literally means 'cancer gene'. Gene that has become abnormal and tells its cell to multiply continuously.
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Oncogene

An oncogene is a normal cellular gene which, when inappropriately expressed or mutated, can transform eukaryotic cells into tumour cells.
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Oncogene

Oncogene: 1. A gene that played a normal role in the cell as a proto-oncogene and that has been altered by mutation and now may contribute to the growth of a tumor. Some of the more important oncogenes include: ras (a signal transduction molecule), myc (a transcription factor), src (a protein tyrosine kinase), HER-2/neu, also called erbB-2 (a growt
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oncogene

Mutated and/or overexpressed version of a normal gene of animal cells (the proto-oncogene) that in a dominant fashion can release the cell from normal restraints on growth, and thus alone, or in concert with other changes, convert a cell into a tumour cell. See Table O1.
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oncogene

<molecular biology, oncology> Mutated and/or overexpressed version of a normal gene of animal cells (the proto-oncogene) that in a dominant fashion can release the cell from normal restraints on growth and thus alone or in concert with other changes, convert a cell into a tumour cell. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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oncogene

transforming gene noun a gene that causes normal cells to change into cancerous tumor cells
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oncogene

(ong´ko-jēn) a gene found in the chromosomes of tumor cells whose activation is associated with the initial and continuing conversion of normal cells into cancer cells.
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oncogene

genetic material that carries the ability to induce cancer. An oncogene is a sequence of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) that has been altered or ... [9 related articles]
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oncogene

oncogene 1. A gene that causes the transformation of normal cells into cancerous tumor cells, especially a viral gene that transforms a host cell into a tumor cell. 2. A gene that played a normal role in the cell as a proto-oncogene and that has been altered by mutation and now may contribute to the growth of a tumor. 3. A gene capable, under cer
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Oncogene

[journal] Oncogene is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the Nature Publishing Group addressing cancer cell genetics and the structure and function of oncogenes. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal received a 2013 impact factor of 8.559, ranking it 24st out of 291 journals in the category Biochemistry & Molec
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Oncogene

A gene, one or more forms of which is associated with cancer. Many oncogenes are involved, directly or indirectly, in controlling the rate of cell growth.
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oncogene

Gene that induces a cell to divide abnormally, giving rise to a cancer. Oncogenes arise from mutations in genes (proto-oncogenes) found in all normal cells. In their mutated form, they are found in tumour cells and in viruses that are capable of transforming normal cells to tumour cells. Such viruses are able to insert their oncogenes into the ...
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oncogene

A gene that is a mutated (changed) form of a gene involved in normal cell growth. Oncogenes may cause the growth of cancer cells. Mutations in genes that become oncogenes can be inherited or caused by being exposed to substances in the environment that cause cancer.
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Oncogene

An oncogene is a gene that has the potential to cause cancer. In tumor cells, they are often mutated or expressed at high levels. Most normal cells undergo a programmed form of death (apoptosis). Activated oncogenes can cause those cells designated for apoptosis to survive and proliferate instead. Most oncogenes require an additional step, such as
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oncogene

A mutated proto-oncogene that is locked into an active state and continuously stimulates unregulated cell growth and proliferation that leads to tumor development. Myc, ras and erb are examples of oncogenes. The normal allele of an oncogene is called a proto-oncogene.
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Oncogene

A gene, one or more forms of which is associated with cancer. Many oncogenes are involved, directly
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Oncogene

A gene, one or more forms of which is associated with cancer. Many oncogenes are involved, directly
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