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What are n-myc and tumor suppressor genes?

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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: "the brakes"

You can think of tumor suppressor genes as "the brakes" in a cell.
This means that they stop a cell from dividing "too fast". This is opposed to oncogenes which are "the gas" and act to make cells divide faster. N-myc is a type of oncogene.

In brief: "the brakes"

You can think of tumor suppressor genes as "the brakes" in a cell.
This means that they stop a cell from dividing "too fast". This is opposed to oncogenes which are "the gas" and act to make cells divide faster. N-myc is a type of oncogene.
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Genes that promote

Or cause ancer are called 'oncogenes', c- or n- myc dyregulate gene functions leading to burkitt's lymphoma and neuroblastoma.
Tumor suppressor genes can protect from cancer, and when they are "knocked out" can lead to cancer, rb-gene, lives on chromosme 13, can be changed/mutated leading to retinoblastoma, and its deficiency in cell-cycle regulation is found in 90+% of small cell lung ca.

In brief: Genes that promote

Or cause ancer are called 'oncogenes', c- or n- myc dyregulate gene functions leading to burkitt's lymphoma and neuroblastoma.
Tumor suppressor genes can protect from cancer, and when they are "knocked out" can lead to cancer, rb-gene, lives on chromosme 13, can be changed/mutated leading to retinoblastoma, and its deficiency in cell-cycle regulation is found in 90+% of small cell lung ca.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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