Definition of Proto-oncogene

1. Noun. A normal gene that has the potential to become an oncogene.

Generic synonyms: Cistron, Factor, Gene



Definition of Proto-oncogene

1. Noun. (genetics) A gene, that promotes the specialization and division of normal cells, that becomes an oncogene following mutation ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Proto-oncogene

protistans
protistic
protistologist
protistologists
protistology
protists
protium
protiums
proto
proto(a)
proto-
proto-industries
proto-industry
proto-language
proto-languages
proto-oncogene (current term)
proto-oncogenes
protoactinium
protoanthophyllite
protoanthropology
protoarchaeology
protoarcheology
protoavis
protobacco
protobacterial
protobacterium
protobinary
protobiont
protobionts
protobird

Literary usage of Proto-oncogene

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1. Molecular Neurobiology: Proceedings of the 2nd NIMH Conference by Steven Zalcman (1995)
"We have been studying the regulation and function of the fas proto-oncogene as an example of an immediate-early transcription factor. ..."

2. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"The nuclear proto-oncogene, c-fos, has been implicated in the coordinated regulation of gene expression during cell proliferation and differentiation. ..."

3. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"Role of 60. proto-oncogene activation in carcinogenesis. ... Mutations in the ras proto-oncogene: clues to etiology and 61. molecular pathogenesis of mouse ..."

4. Smokeless Tobacco Or Health: An International Perspective by DIANE Publishing Company (1993)
"Adjacent clinically and histologically normal tissue from the same patients had single proto-oncogene copy number. No amplification or rearrangement of ..."

5. Novel Systems for the Study of Human Disease: From Basic Research to by OECD Staff, (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope (1998)
"The c-jun proto-oncogene has been implicated in ... The function ofc-Fos Finally, I would like to discuss the biology of the c-Fos proto-oncogene of which ..."

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