transforming gene


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Related to transforming gene: Genetic transformation
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Noun1.transforming gene - a gene that disposes normal cells to change into cancerous tumor cellstransforming gene - a gene that disposes normal cells to change into cancerous tumor cells
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"
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Fulcrum Therapeutics is a biotechnology company developing new medicines to deliver a new future to patients and their families by transforming gene regulation in disease.
7) Many scientists might then have lost interest in GRPs owing to their lack of any association with malignancy, and moved onto the new field of "tyrosine phosphorylation" following the discovery in 1980 that the transforming gene product of Rous sarcoma virus phosphorylated tyrosine instead of serine or threonine.
Qualitative: Conversion from proto-oncogene to transforming gene includes changes in the nucleotide sequence and acquisition of the new properties.

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