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Nature. 1981 Apr 9;290(5806):475-80.

Activation of a cellular onc gene by promoter insertion in ALV-induced lymphoid leukosis.

Abstract

Analyses of DNA and RNA from avian leukosis virus (ALV)-induced lymphomas have provided strong evidence that, in most tumours, ALV induces neoplastic disease by activating the c-myc gene, the cellular counterpart of the transforming gene of MC29 virus. The data indicate that, as a rare event, the ALV provirus integrates adjacent to the c-myc gene and that transcription, initiating from a viral promoter, causes enhanced expression of c-myc, leading to neoplastic transformation.

PMID:
6261142
DOI:
10.1038/290475a0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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