Definition of Suppressor gene
1. Noun. A gene that suppresses the phenotypic expression of another gene (especially of a mutant gene).
Generic synonyms: Cistron, Factor, Gene
Specialized synonyms: Tumor Suppressor Gene
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Literary usage of Suppressor gene
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1. Assessing the Human Health Risks of Trichloroethylene: Key Scientific Issues by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"Mutation or inactivation of the p53 tumor suppressor gene is a common genetic ... Inactivation of the VHL tumor suppressor gene in humans is responsible for ..."
2. Novel Systems for the Study of Human Disease: From Basic Research to by OECD Staff, (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope (1998)
"Using mice with segmental haploidy to identify tumour suppressor genes Tumor 1 MMTV * suppressor gene I l Breast Tumor Normal cells Cells with a deletion ..."
3. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"The p53 gene is an example of a major tumor-suppressor gene that is highly conserved across species and is involved in a high proportion of human cancers ..."
4. Oxygen/Nitrogen Radicals and Cellular Injury edited by Kenneth B. Adler, Robert D. Devlin, Val Vallyathan (2000)
"... of Tumor suppressor gene (p53) Mutational inactivation of the tumor suppressor gene is an important molecular alteration most frequently found in many ..."
5. Smokeless Tobacco Or Health: An International Perspective by DIANE Publishing Company (1993)
"Ali and coworkers (1987) identified a putative suppressor gene on chromosome 11, in the vicinity of the H-ras locus, localized between the ß-globin and ..."