Definition of Myc

1. a gene that transforms a normal cell into a cancerous cell [n -S]



Medical Definition of Myc

1. This proto-oncogene causes cancers (carcinomas and sarcomas) and is found in the avian myelocytomatosis virus. It has been identified in several avian tumours, and encodes a nuclear protein with a leucine zipper motif. If translocated, it can cause Burkitt's lymphoma, if amplified, it can cause lung, breast, and cervical carcinomas. It is found in both chickens and has an analogue in humans which is located on the long arm of chromosome 8. (24 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myc

myasthenia
myasthenia gravis
myasthenia gravis and thymoma
myasthenias
myasthenic
myasthenic crisis
myasthenic facies
myasthenic reaction
myasthenic syndrome
myasthenics
myatonia
myatrophy
myb
myc (current term)
myc proteins
mycele
myceles
mycelia
mycelial
mycelian
mycelioid
mycelium
myceloid
mycenoid
mycete
mycetes
mycetism
mycetism cerebralis

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