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Trends Genet. 1998 Sep;14(9):364-7.

Traps to catch unwary oncogenes.

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Biochemistry of the Cell Nucleus Laboratory, Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London, UK. a.hueber@icrf.icnet.uk

Abstract

The MYC proto-oncogene has long been implicated in the control of normal cell growth and its deregulation is associated with the development of neoplasia. The MYC protein has a well-established role as a component of signal-transduction pathways promoting both proliferation and apoptosis. Because signalling pathways that drive cell death and cell proliferation are so tightly coupled, a synergy between genetic lesions leading to suppression of cell death and those promoting cell proliferation is observed during carcinogenesis. We discuss such synergy with respect to the cooperating oncogenes MYC, RAS and BCL2.

PMID:
9769732
DOI:
10.1016/s0168-9525(98)01520-0
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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