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Any of several genes encoding DNA-binding proteins that can promote the development of various cancers when present at high concentrations.
[Possibly from my(elo)c(ytomatosis virus).]
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In the postdoctoral category, first was Vimal Ramachandran with the poster A microRNA-based strategy to combat hypercholesterolemia; and joint second were Murugan Subramanian with A microRNA-dependent pathway regulating ER stress-induced lipogenesis via mTOR in liver; and Yasser Majeed with Functional interaction between Sirt1 deacetylase and Myc oncogene
We focus instead on a unique and essential cellular function: the Myc oncogene
, deregulated in more than 70% of human cancers.
Molecular studies in radiation-associated sarcomas have revealed common inactivation of the p53 pathway and expression and amplification of the MYC oncogene
at the 8q24 region.
This volume contains 26 articles on the MYC oncogene
Vakoc's team discovered an enhancer element that controls the Myc oncogene
specifically in leukemia cells.