proto-oncogene

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Noun[edit]

proto-oncogene (plural proto-oncogenes)

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

References[edit]

  • 2000, Harvey Lodish; Berk, Arnold; Zipursky, Lawrence S.; Matsudaira, Paul; Baltimore, David; Darnell, James, “Glossary”, in Molecular Cell Biology[1], edition Fourth edition (in en), New York, N.Y.: W. H. FREEMAN, ISBN 07167313631986, retrieved on 11 December 2009: