Definition of Transforming gene

1. Noun. A gene that disposes normal cells to change into cancerous tumor cells.

Exact synonyms: Oncogene
Generic synonyms: Cistron, Factor, Gene



Medical Definition of Transforming gene

1. Genes, originally of tumour viruses, responsible for their ability to transform cells. The term now serves as an operational definition of oncogenes. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Transforming Gene

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transforming growth factor
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Literary usage of Transforming gene

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1. Risk Analysis: A Guide to Principles and Methods for Analyzing Health and by John J. Cohrssen, Vincent T. Covello (1989)
"Wong-Staal F. A human one gene homologous to the transforming gene (v-sis) of simian sarcoma virus. Nature 1981: 292:31-35. 89. Trus MD. Sodroski JG. ..."

2. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"DNA related to the transforming gene(s) of avian sarcoma viruses is present in normal avian DNA. Nature 260:170-173 (1976). 2. Murray MJ, Shilo BZ, Shih C, ..."

3. Smokeless Tobacco Or Health: An International Perspective by DIANE Publishing Company (1993)
"Taira, M., Yoshida, T., Miyagawa, K., Sakamoto, H., Terada, M., Sugimura, T. DNA sequence of human transforming gene hst and identification of the coding ..."

4. Rice Genetics II: Proceedings of the Second International Rice Genetics by International Rice Research Institute (1991)
"... will be difficult to alter them experimentally: • The frequency of integrative transformation depends upon the concentration of the transforming gene; ..."

5. Genetics Testing in the New Millennium: Advances, Standards and Implications edited by Constance A. Morella (2001)
"Rabin M, Watson MS, Barker PE, Ryan J, Breg WR, Ruddle FH: N-Ras transforming gene mapped to region pll-p!3 on chromosome 1 by in situ hybridization. ..."

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