Definitions of v fos Oncogenes

  1.   Retrovirus associated DNA sequences fos originally isolated from the Finkel Biskis Jinkins FBJ MSV and Finkel Biskis Reilly FBR MSV murine sarcoma viruses The proto oncogene protein c fos codes for a nuclear protein which is involved in growth related transcriptional control The insertion of c fos into FBJ MSV or FBR MSV induces osteogenic sarcomas in mice The human c fos gene is located at 14q21 31 on the long arm of chromosome 14