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Gene Regulation - 16 Any number of things in our surroundings can activate oncogenes. Chemicals that do so are called carcinogens. Radiation and the combustion products from tobacco are two of the most common carcinogens. Asbestos and some heavy metals in particulate form are also carcinogens. Many steroids in higher than normal
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Unformatted text preview: concentrations are carcinogenic, and a high fat, low fiber diet is also suspected as being cancer promoting. Some viruses promote cancer formation. A sample of oncogene and tumor suppressor gene normal function and mutated consequences is shown below. P53 and Cancer...
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