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tumor suppressor gene

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A gene that suppresses cellular proliferation. When inherited in a mutated state, it is associated with the development of various cancers, including most familial cancers. antioncogene

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tumor suppressor gene

A gene that suppresses cellular proliferation. When inherited in a mutated state in which it is no longer suppressive, it is associated with the development of various cancers, including most familial cancers.
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