oncogene oncogene  /ˈɑŋ koʊ ˌdʒin/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a gene that disposes normal cells to change into cancerous tumor cells

Usage(s):

  1. The oncogene is located at the precise point where the fragment of chromosome 8 broke off.
  2. When the investigators looked more closely, they discovered what is known as an oncogene nearby.
  3. Many cancers, for example, have been found to contain mutations in the ras oncogene, and companies are racing to develop drugs that inhibit its growth-promoting activity.

News

  1. Scientists Uncover New Details of Natural Anticancer Mechanism

    Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have identified key triggers of an important cancer-blocking mechanism in cells. Termed "oncogene-induced senescence," this mechanism can block most cancer types and is commonly experienced when incipient skin cancers turn instead into slow-growing moles.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Newswise

  2. New details of natural anticancer mechanism uncovered

    Scientists have identified key triggers of an important cancer-blocking mechanism in cells. Termed “oncogene-induced senescence,” this mechanism can block most cancer types and is commonly experienced when incipient skin cancers turn instead into slow-growing moles.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  3. Scripps Research Institute scientists uncover new details of natural anticancer mechanism

    ( Scripps Research Institute ) Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have identified key triggers of an important cancer-blocking mechanism in cells. Termed "oncogene-induced senescence," this mechanism can block most cancer types and is commonly experienced when incipient skin cancers turn instead into slow-growing moles. Tumors that achieve malignancy often do so by defeating or ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

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Quotes

  • "Only recently has it been realized that Skp2 is a very important oncogene," Dr. Hershko explained in an e-mail. "Dr. Pagano's new study reveals how Skp2 itself is eliminated. This knowledge may be used in the future to down-regulate...
    on Mar 11, 2004 By: Avram Hershko Source: Science Daily (press release)

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