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RAS oncogene

Synonym(s)

  • RAS
  • RAS family oncogenes
  • retrovirus associated sequence oncogene

Definition(s)

A gene that has been found to cause cancer when it is altered (mutated). Agents that block its activity may stop the growth of cancer. A ras peptide is a protein fragment produced by the ras gene.

Definition from:  National Cancer Institute dictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference.

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: August 25, 2014