Proto-Oncogenes in Cell Development

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Wiley, Jun 28, 1990 - Science - 306 pages
The role of certain genes in the uncontrolled cellular growth that constitutes cancer has been studied intensively for several years. These oncogenes are often viral genes that have been integrated into the genome of the cell. It is now known that the viral genes are mutated versions of normal cellular genes involved in the control of growth and development. The mutant genes fail to respond to regulatory signals in the cell, resulting in unrestrained proliferation.

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