proto-oncogene love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A normal gene that has the potential to become an oncogene.

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  • noun genetics A gene, that promotes the specialization and division of normal cells, that becomes an oncogene following mutation

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

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Examples

  • The RET proto-oncogene in multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 and Hirschsprung's disease.

    Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2

  • Activation or overexpression of a proto-oncogene see below promotes the transformation of a cell from normal to a cancer cell.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Activation or overexpression of a proto-oncogene see below promotes the transformation of a cell from normal to a cancer cell.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • Activation or overexpression of a proto-oncogene see below promotes the transformation of a cell from normal to a cancer cell.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • They had found activated versions of the src proto-oncogene in Rous sarcoma virus.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • They had found activated versions of the src proto-oncogene in Rous sarcoma virus.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • The crucial implication of the Varmus and Bishop experiment was that a precursor of a cancer-causing gene—the “proto-oncogene,” as Bishop and Varmus called it—was a normal cellular gene.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • The crucial implication of the Varmus and Bishop experiment was that a precursor of a cancer-causing gene—the “proto-oncogene,” as Bishop and Varmus called it—was a normal cellular gene.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • In the laboratory, we call this the six-degrees-of-separation-from-cancer rule: you can ask any biological question, no matter how seemingly distant—what makes the heart fail, or why worms age, or even how birds learn songs—and you will end up, in fewer than six genetic steps, connecting with a proto-oncogene or tumor suppressor.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

  • In the laboratory, we call this the six-degrees-of-separation-from-cancer rule: you can ask any biological question, no matter how seemingly distant—what makes the heart fail, or why worms age, or even how birds learn songs—and you will end up, in fewer than six genetic steps, connecting with a proto-oncogene or tumor suppressor.

    The Emperor of All Maladies

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