proto-oncogene

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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]

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