An oncogene carried by one of the strains of the feline sarcoma virus (the Snyder-Theilen strain). It causes the development of sarcoma tumors in cats. The normal product of the gene (as a proto-oncogene) seems to be a kinase enzyme that phosphorylates (attaches phosphate groups to) the amino acid tyrosine in polypeptides.
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