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Mesh term Neoplasm Proteins

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Proteins

Description

Proteins whose abnormal expression (gain or loss) are associated with the development, growth, or progression of NEOPLASMS. Some neoplasm proteins are tumor antigens (ANTIGENS, NEOPLASM), i.e. they induce an immune reaction to their tumor. Many neoplasm proteins have been characterized and are used as tumor markers (BIOMARKERS, TUMOR) when they are detectable in cells and body fluids as monitors for the presence or growth of tumors. Abnormal expression of ONCOGENE PROTEINS is involved in neoplastic transformation, whereas the loss of expression of TUMOR SUPPRESSOR PROTEINS is involved with the loss of growth control and progression of the neoplasm.


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Melanoma-Specific Antigens
Myeloma Proteins
Oncogene Proteins
Tumor Suppressor Proteins


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jenkins-FCD Prod-468 69a93cef3257f26b866d455c1d2b2d0f28382f14