active repressor

ac·tive re·pres·sor

1. a repressor that combines directly with an operator gene to repress the operator and its structural genes, thus repressing protein synthesis; an active repressor may be repressed by an inducer, with resulting protein synthesis;
2. a homeostatic mechanism for regulation of inducible enzyme systems.

ac·tive re·pres·sor

(ak'tiv rĕ-pres'ŏr)
A repressor that combines directly with an operator gene to repress the operator and its structural genes, thus repressing protein synthesis; may be repressed by an inducer, with resulting protein synthesis; a homeostatic mechanism for regulation of inducible enzyme systems.
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