transforming gene

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a gene that disposes normal cells to change into cancerous tumor cells


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We are transforming Gene Logic into a biopharmaceutical company through drug development partnerships with major pharmaceutical companies.
The inventive method involves the use of a composition containing a pituitary tumor transforming gene carboxy-terminal peptide (PTTG-C), which can be comprised in a chimeric protein, which has the ability to regulate endogenous pituitary tumor transforming gene (PTTG) expression and/or function in a dominant negative manner.
Gene shuffling technology is highly sophisticated, yet based on the simple principle of transforming genes with poor trait properties into genes with high value.
The test, manufactured by Ampersand Medical (Chicago), is the first to spot the presence of HPV transforming genes believed to be linked to the development of cervical cancer, according to the company.
The results indicate that one or more as-yet-unidentified transforming genes play a role in plaque cells comparable to the role oncogenes play in cancer cells.
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