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Meaning of PROTO-ONCOGENE

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a normal gene that has the potential to become an oncogene
 

PROTO-ONCOGENE is a 14 letter word that starts with P.

 

 See Also: factor, gene

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. A normal gene that, when it's mutated or improperly expressed, can cause cancer to develop.
  2. A gene, usually one that codes for a regulatory protein, that can become an oncogene if it mutates.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: See oncogene
 

 

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