An oncogene abounds in brains


Journal Article

With the realization that viral genes responsible for oncogenic transformation are derived from normal vertebrate genes, molecular biologists have begun to assume that these normal cellular 'oncogenes' are important regulators of cell growth and differentiation2,3. Two recent reports1,6 now show that the product of one such cellular oncogene is expressed at unusually high levels specifically in neural cells. These reports open the way for the proliferating discoveries of molecular oncology to be brought to bear on some aspects of developmental neurobiology. © 1983.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pate Skene, JH

Published Date

  • January 1, 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / C

Start / End Page

  • 353 - 354

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0166-2236

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0166-2236(83)90158-3

Citation Source

  • Scopus