Definition of oncogene in English:


Syllabification: on·co·gene
Pronunciation: /ˈäNGkəˌjēn


  • A gene that in certain circumstances can transform a cell into a tumor cell.
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    • Thus the presence of p53 mutation may trigger precipitate the derailment of the cell cycle machinery, rendering cells susceptible to additional aberrations in other important oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes.
    • Recent studies have been investigating these conditions for the presence of specific translocations and the expression of oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes.
    • This mechanism has been shown to be operational in the case of various oncogenes and tumour suppressor genes.

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