The Expression of Protooncogenes in Skeletal Muscle

  • Jeffrey D. Turner
  • Jan Novakofski
  • Peter J. Bechtel


Oncogenes are DNA sequences that when expressed lead to rapid cellular proliferation characteristic of malignant transformation. The nontransforming normal cellular cognates of the oncogenes are protooncogenes. These sequences are highly conserved and are thought to be involved in the process of normal cell replication (Bishop, 1983).


Tyrosine Kinase Activity PDGF Receptor Oncogene Expression Mouse Skeletal Muscle Chicken Muscle 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey D. Turner
    • 1
  • Jan Novakofski
    • 2
  • Peter J. Bechtel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Animal ScienceMacDonald College of McGill UniversityCanada
  2. 2.Muscle Biology LaboratoryUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

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