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Chapter 12, Problem 9QP
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What is the difference between a proto-oncogene and a tumor-suppressor gene?

Summary Introduction

To describe:  The differences between proto-oncogenes and tumor- suppressor genes.

Introduction:  Tumors are defined as the mass of cell that shows uncontrolled division. Benign tumor and malignant tumor are two different types of tumors. If the tumor remains at their site of origin it is called as a benign tumor and if the tumor starts migrating to the new site and affect nearby cells it is known as a malignant tumor. Cancer may occur due to environmental factors and man-made factors.

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The differences between tumor -suppressor genes and proto-oncogenes are as follows:

No.CharacteristicsProto-oncogenesTumor suppression genes
1.Role of the genesThe role of these genes is to translate proteins that promote cell division.The role of these genes is to translate proteins that inhibit cell division.
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