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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Timidilata sintasa

Thymidylate synthase (THY-mih-DIH-layt SIN-thays)
A protein involved in making and repairing DNA (molecules inside cells that carry genetic information and pass it on from parent to child). High levels of thymidylate synthase may be involved in how certain types of cancer form and respond to treatment.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.