activator protein


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to activator protein: Activator protein 1

activator protein

A protein that stimulates the expression of a gene.
See also: protein
References in periodicals archive ?
Peterkofsky, Crystal Structure of a Cyclic AMP-Independent Mutant of Catabolite Gene Activator Protein, J.
Because saposins are sphingolipid activator proteins, involved in the degradation of sphingolipids, they are potential candidates for additional LSD markers.
Inhibition of tumor promoter-induced activator protein 1 activation and cell transformation by tea polyphenols, (-)-epigallocatechin gallate, and theaflavins.
Neuronal ceroid-lipofuscinoses vary from classical lysosomal storage diseases where the component that gets accumulated is mitochondrial ATP synthase subunit C or sphingolipid activator proteins A and D.
ARIAD scientists have shown that maximal protein production in the cell is highly dependent on the composition and structure of gene activator proteins (also known as transcription factors) used to turn on gene expression and that this process can be enhanced dramatically by clustering the gene activator proteins together in unique ways or by modifying them at specific sequence sites - the basis of ARIAD's new technology.
6,015,709, issued on January 18, 2000, covers a proprietary class of highly potent gene activator proteins used in the ARIAD Gene Activation Technology.
Following interaction with caspase activator proteins (e.