Definitions of L myc Gene

  1.   Family of retrovirus associated DNA sequences myc originally isolated from an avian myelocytomatosis virus The proto oncogene myc c myc codes for a nuclear protein which is involved in nucleic acid metabolism and in mediating the cellular response to growth factors Truncation of the first exon which appears to regulate c myc expression is crucial for tumorigenicity The human c myc gene is located at 8q24 on the long arm of chromosome 8