Definitions

from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a group of vertebrate oncogenes whose product, a DNA binding protein, is thought to promote the growth of tumor cells.

Etymologies

Possibly from my(elo)c(ytomatosis virus).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • For example, in cancer that had spread from the pancreas to the lung, Campbell found that a gene called myc had been mutated.

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  • Furthermore, leukemic malignancies were forced through integration of fusion-genes that mimic chromosomal alterations, such as myc-IgH

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  • This man who got this country into so myc debt and other troubles wants the AMericans to give credit to ANYTHING he has to say?

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  • It is possible now to produce a stem cell from almost any other human cell instead of using embryos as needed previously, albeit the risk of tumorigenesis due to c-myc and retroviral gene transfer remains to be determined.

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  • Even so, as in myc constituency it's simplay Labour or Conservative, I'll vote Conservative.

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  • To test the roles of other oncogenes and environmental stimuli, Leder created a second OncoMouse, in which two activated proto-oncogenes, ras and myc, were engineered into the chromosome and expressed in breast cells.

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  • Many of the genes and pathways that enabled each of these six behaviors had concretely been identifiedā€”ras, myc, Rb, to name just a few.

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  • The mouse embodied the maturity of cancer genetics: scientists had created real, living tumors not just abstract, etiolated foci in petri dishes by artificially manipulating two genes, ras and myc, in an animal.

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  • Rapid cellular proliferation, or the insensitivity to growth-arresting signals, or tumor angiogenesis, can all largely be explained by aberrantly activated and inactivated pathways such as ras, Rb, or myc in cancer cells.

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  • If myc was permanently activated in the embryo, the embryo turned into a ball of overproliferating cells, then involuted and died through unknown mechanisms.

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