Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Perry, A. R. 2001. Oncogenes. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Oncogenes are the activated forms of normal cellular genes whose protein products are involved in key signalling pathways governing cell survival, proliferation and differentiation. Through a variety of mechanisms, including viral infection and chemical-induced mutation, these proteins become hyperactive or overexpressed and contribute to the cell growth and behaviour typical of cancer cells.
- signal transduction;
- signalling pathway;
- cell cycle;