suppressor gene

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Synonyms for suppressor gene

a gene that suppresses the phenotypic expression of another gene (especially of a mutant gene)

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Researchers sequenced the TP53 tumor suppressor gene in 3,858 children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and identified 22 high-risk germline variations.
These are proto-oncogenes (promote growth), tumour suppressor genes (inhibit growth), apoptotic genes (regulate programmed cell death) and DNA repair genes.
Recessive changes- Those occur in growth-inhibitory pathway genes or commonly in tumor suppressor genes causing loss of function.
In conjunction with the Phase 2 trial, Part A would enroll 15 patients in Stage 1 to evaluate the safety, disease control and for methylation status of certain tumour suppressor genes known to be involved in HCC.
Quantitative methylation profiles for multiple tumor suppressor gene promoters in salivary gland tumors.
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.
The goal of cancer treatment with CDK inhibitors is to emulate tumor suppressor gene behavior and cause cancer cells to die.
Dr Farida Latiff, at the University of Birmingham, has won a three-year funding package of pounds 128,561 to study the function of a suppressor gene and how it prevents lung cells becoming cancerous.
On the other hand, in the chapter on tumor suppressor genes in the main text, a brief explanation is provided for each tumor suppressor gene.
In a study published in the July issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology(2000;183:39-45), the investigators found that the test could be used to identify human papillomavirus E6 and the tumor suppressor gene p53, both of which are linked to the development of cervical cancer.
He asserted that this is important, as although this group studied only breast cancer, their observations may be relevant to recurrence in a broad range of cancer types because Par-4 is a general tumor suppressor gene.
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.
Since the population is mostly female, males that inherit the suppressor gene would have many opportunities to breed and pass on the gene.