cis-active

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cis-active

a DNA sequence that controls a gene on the same chromosome.
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Paramyxovirus genes are separated by cis-acting elements in the genome.
They emphasize trans-acting and cis-acting components required for gene regulation, experimental and computational methods, and insights from a wide range of model bacterial organisms into principles of transcriptional regulation on a genomic scale.
Transposable elements, the promoter regions of housekeeping genes, and cis-acting regulatory elements of imprinted genes are three key epigenetic susceptibility targets containing CpG sites that are normally methylated, unmethylated, and differentially methylated, respectively.