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Definition of "oncoprotein" [oncoprotein]

  • A protein that is coded for by an oncogene. (noun)

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Use "oncoprotein" in a sentence
  • "While examining the ability of this virus to cause cell transformation and cancer, we discovered that its oncoprotein was a tyrosine-specific protein kinase."
  • "This observation led to the development of Gleevec, one of the most successful anti-cancer drugs and the first small molecule to target the activity of an oncoprotein."
  • "Antimycons, a series of inhibitors of the oncoprotein Myc, one of the most universal cancer treatment targets, which have entered hit-to-lead optimization studies with the goal of developing targeted treatment for multiple cancer types."