suppresser gene


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Noun1.suppresser gene - a gene that suppresses the phenotypic expression of another gene (especially of a mutant gene)
cistron, gene, factor - (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity; "genes were formerly called factors"
tumor suppressor gene - a suppressor gene that blocks unscheduled cell division
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He said: "I believe NRG1 could be the most important tumour suppresser gene discovery in the last 20 years as it gives us vital information about a new mechanism that causes breast cancer." By identifying the gene, experts hope they will be able to target therapies at specific cancers in the future.
Scientists studied the tumour suppresser gene, the p53, which is inactivated in most cancers.