PTEN tyrosine phosphatase

What is PTEN tyrosine phosphatase?

PTEN tyrosine phosphatase meaning A protein that helps control many cell functions, including cell division and cell death. Mutations (changes) in the gene that makes PTEN tyrosine phosphatase are found in many types of cancer and other diseases. It is a type of tumor suppressor protein.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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