Definition: Protooncogene that encodes the transmembrane tyrosine kinase receptor CD 117; detected by flow cytometry in most cases of acute myeloid leukemia, in small numbers of T- and B-lymphoblastic lymphomas, and in some gastrointestinal stromal tumors.
Synonym(s): c kit
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