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A gene that has the potential to cause Cancer. In tumor cells, they are often mutated or expressed at high levels. (

It's presense in certain forms and/or overactivity can stimulate the development of cancer. Mutated/damaged oncogenes accelerate cell growth and division.

See also Tumor suppressor gene

Classification of oncogenes

  • Growth factors
  • Growth factor receptors
  • Signal transducers
  • Nuclear oncoproteins
  • Anti-apoptotic regulators

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