K RAS ONCOGENE
\kˈe͡ɪ ɹˈɑːz ˈɒnkə͡ʊd͡ʒˌiːn], \kˈeɪ ɹˈɑːz ˈɒnkəʊdʒˌiːn], \k_ˈeɪ ɹ_ˈɑː_z ˈɒ_n_k_əʊ_dʒ_ˌiː_n]\
Definitions of K RAS ONCOGENE
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Family of retrovirus-associated DNA sequences (ras) originally isolated from Harvey (H-ras, Ha-ras, rasH) and Kirsten (K-ras, Ki-ras, rasK) murine sarcoma viruses. Ras genes are widely conserved among animal species and sequences corresponding to both H-ras and K-ras genes have been detected in human, avian, murine, and non-vertebrate genomes. The closely related N-ras gene has been detected in human neuroblastoma and sarcoma cell lines. All genes of the family have a similar exon-intron structure and each encodes a p21 protein.
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