tumor suppressor gene

Pronunciation:(TOO-mer suh-PREH-ser jeen)

Definition: A type of gene that makes a protein called a tumor suppressor protein that helps control cell growth. Mutations (changes in DNA) in tumor suppressor genes may lead to cancer. Also called antioncogene.Cancer.govPatient

Definition: A type of gene that regulates cell growth. When a tumor suppressor gene is mutated, uncontrolled cell growth may occur. This may contribute to the development of cancer. Also called antioncogene.GeneticsHealth professional

gen supresor de tumoresTipo de gen que elabora una proteína que se llama proteína supresora de tumores, la cual ayuda a controlar el crecimiento celular. Las mutaciones (cambios en el ADN) en genes supresores de tumores pueden conducir al cáncer. También se llama antioncogén.Cancer.govPatient Date last modified: 2008-06-15Tumor Suppressor Gene