oncoprotein

noun
on·​co·​pro·​tein | \ ˌäŋ-kō-ˈprō-ˌtēn, ˌän-, -ˈprōt-ē-ən How to pronounce oncoprotein (audio) \

Medical Definition of oncoprotein

: a protein that is coded for by a viral oncogene which has been integrated into the genome of a eukaryotic cell and that is involved in the regulation or synthesis of proteins linked to tumorigenic cell growth

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“Oncoprotein.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/oncoprotein. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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