tumor suppressor gene


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tumor suppressor gene

n.
Any of various genes that normally suppress cellular proliferation and that, when mutated, are associated with the development of certain cancers, including many familial cancers. Also called antioncogene.
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Noun1.tumor suppressor gene - a suppressor gene that blocks unscheduled cell division
suppresser gene, suppressor gene, suppresser, suppressor - a gene that suppresses the phenotypic expression of another gene (especially of a mutant gene)
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Newly identified germline variations in a key tumor suppressor gene predispose individuals to develop leukemia as children and leave them with a 1-in-4 chance of developing a second cancer later.
Recessive changes- Those occur in growth-inhibitory pathway genes or commonly in tumor suppressor genes causing loss of function.
CU-Boulder Professor Min Han said the research team was interested in how a common tumor suppressor gene known as Retinoblastoma 1, or Rb, behaved under conditions of starvation.
According to STRICKER & KUMAR (2008), the tumor suppressor gene p53 is one of the most commonly involved in different neoplastic processes in human beings and which in over 70% of neoplasias show certain mutation in this gene (MORO et al.
In the women whose biopsy results did not indicate cancer, methylation of another tumor suppressor gene, called SFRP1, was more common in milk from the biopsied breast than the other breast.
The scientists studied the effects of certain naturally-occurring ITCs on a variety of cancer cells, including lung, breast and colon cancer, with and without the defective tumor suppressor gene.
The patent protects Introgen's non-viral delivery platform for delivering one or more of almost 40 tumor suppressor genes for inducing apoptosis, or programmed cell death, in cancer cells.
In women whose biopsy result did not show cancer, methylation of another tumor suppressor gene, SFRP1, was more common in milk from the biopsied breast than the other one.
The p53(+/-) mouse has one functional wild-type allele and one inactivated allele of the tumor suppressor gene p53.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine (New York, NY) has patented a novel tumor suppressor gene, SSeCKS.
This malignancy is associated with a mutation that leads to an inactivation of a tumor suppressor gene located on the long arm of chromosome 13 [5.
Scientists have also known that mutations in a tumor suppressor gene called INI1/hSNF5 can lead to rhabdoid tumors.