oncogene

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oncogene

any of several genes, first identified in viruses but present in all cells, that when abnormally activated can cause cancer

oncogene

[′äŋ·kō‚jēn]
(genetics)
A gene whose mutation can lead to cancer in experimental animals and humans.
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The RRM procedure for bioactive peptide design is also presented using the example of oncogene proteins.
the ability to promote uncontrolled cell proliferation, in case of the oncogene proteins, and normal cell growth for proto-oncogenes [10].
Tandon AK, Clark GM, Chamness GC, Ullrich A, McGuire WL HER-2/neu oncogene protein and prognosis in breast cancer.