Oncogenes, Molecular Medicine, and Bone Marrow Transplantation

Nobuko Hijiya, Alan M. Gewirtz*

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Retroviruses are known to carry specific genes that are likely to be responsible for induction of the malignant phenotype in the cells they infect. These genes, termed viral oncogenes (v-onc), have subsequently been shown to be derived from highly conserved, normal cellular genes commonly referred to as proto-oncogenes (c-onc). Proto-oncogenes are thought to be intimately involved in the processes of cell proliferation and differentiation. Therefore, any c-onc amplification, mutation, structural alteration, or change in transcriptional regulation might lead to, or be associated with, induction of a malignant phenotype. Targeted disruption of these genes may therefore be of therapeutic value. We discuss the role of antisense DNA in carrying out such therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-378
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Hematotherapy and Stem Cell Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Hematology


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