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APC

  1. aspirin, phenacetin, and caffeine: a compound formerly used in headache and cold remedies.

    Category: Pharmacology

  2. armored personnel carrier.

    Category: Military

Princeton's WordNet

  1. armored personnel carrier, armoured personnel carrier, APC(noun)

    (military) an armored vehicle (usually equipped with caterpillar treads) that is used to transport infantry

  2. APC(noun)

    a drug combination found in some over-the-counter headache remedies (aspirin and phenacetin and caffeine)

Freebase

  1. Adenomatous polyposis coli

    Adenomatous polyposis coli also known as deleted in polyposis 2.5 is a protein that in humans is encoded by the APC gene. The APC protein is a negative regulator that controls Beta-catenin concentrations and interacts with E-cadherin, which are involved in cell adhesion. Mutations in the APC gene may result in colorectal cancer. APC is classified as a tumor suppressor gene. Tumor suppressor genes prevent the uncontrolled growth of cells that may result in cancerous tumors. The protein made by the APC gene plays a critical role in several cellular processes that determine whether a cell may develop into a tumor. The APC protein helps control how often a cell divides, how it attaches to other cells within a tissue, or whether a cell moves within or away from a tissue. This protein also helps ensure that the chromosome number in cells produced through cell division is correct. The APC protein accomplishes these tasks mainly through association with other proteins, especially those that are involved in cell attachment and signaling. The activity of one protein in particular, beta-catenin, is controlled by the APC protein.

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