Definition of oncoprotein in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌäNGkəˈprōtēn/

Entry from US English dictionary


A protein encoded by an oncogene which can cause the transformation of a cell into a tumor cell if introduced into it.
Example sentences
  • Additionally, the transforming activities of DNA tumor virus oncoproteins are mediated via their interaction with RB1.
  • The neoplasms were stained with use of the proliferation marker MIB - 1 and the cell cycle-related oncoproteins p53 and bcl - 2.
  • Our study has shown a correlation between the two expressions of oncoproteins and tumor differentiation, recurrence as well as patient outcome.


From onco- + protein.

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Syllabification: on·co·pro·tein

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