proto-oncogene

The normal, cellular equivalent of an oncogene; thus usually a gene involved in the signalling or regulation of cell growth. In general, cellular proto-oncogenes are prefixed with a ‘c`, rather than their abnormal viral counterparts, that are prefixed with a ‘v`, eg. c- myc and v- myc .

Proto-oncogene

See oncogene.
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proto-oncogene

[n] - a normal gene that has the potential to become an oncogene
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Proto-oncogene

a gene that is normally inactive but can become a cancer-causing oncogene if made active
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Proto-oncogene

Proto-oncogene: A normal gene which, when altered by mutation, becomes an oncogene that can contribute to cancer. Proto-oncogenes may have many different functions in the cell. Some proto-oncogenes provide signals that lead to cell division. Other proto-oncogenes regulate programmed cell death (apoptosis). The defective versions of proto-oncogenes,...
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proto-oncogene

<molecular biology> The normal, cellular equivalent of an oncogene, thus usually a gene involved in the signalling or regulation of cell growth. In general, cellular proto-oncogenes are prefixed with a c, rather than their abnormal viral counterparts, that are prefixed with a v, for example c myc and v myc. ... They are fragments of DNA, rela...
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proto-oncogene

noun a normal gene that has the potential to become an oncogene
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proto-oncogene

(pro″to-ong´ko-jēn) a normal gene that with slight alteration by mutation or other mechanism becomes an oncogene.
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proto-oncogene

(from the article `oncogene`) genetic material that carries the ability to induce cancer. An oncogene is a sequence of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) that has been altered or ... ...are limited in their host range and do not readily cross species barriers. Virtually every retrovirus studied to date is analogous to the genes ... ...was ...
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proto-oncogene

A gene involved in normal cell growth. Mutations (changes) in a proto-oncogene may cause it to become an oncogene, which can cause the growth of cancer cells.
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