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Introduction: Protooncogene

Description of Protooncogene

Protooncogene: normal, nonpathogenic genes which, when mutated or otherwise altered, become oncogenes; many code for growth factors, growth factor receptors, genetic regulatory proteins, or other signal transduction molecules; compare with TUMOR SUPPRESSOR GENE and ONCOGENE.
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Protooncogene: Normal cellular genes homologous to viral oncogenes. The products of proto-oncogenes are important regulators of biological processes and appear to be involved in the events that serve to maintain the ordered procession through the cell cycle. Proto-oncogenes have names of the form c-onc.
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Protooncogene: Related Topics

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Broader terms for Protooncogene

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The term Protooncogene can be used for:

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The description of Protooncogene may also be used for the following terms:

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Hierarchical classifications of Protooncogene

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