tumor suppressor protein

  • tumor suppressor
German: Tumorsuppressor-Protein
Japanese: 腫瘍抑制タンパク質

Molecular genetics. A protein that is involved in holding cellular growth in check. It is regulated by the correspondent tumor suppressor gene. Deficiencies or abnormalities in the proteins may lead to unregulated cell growth and tumor development. A well known example is the transcription factor p53.

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