gene switch


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gene switch

Any molecule that activates or blocks the transcription of proteins from DNA or RNA.
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As the first gene switch employed in the clinic to enable dose-dependent cytokine expression and offer the ability to administer or withdraw veledimex for continued treatment cycles, the RheoSwitch[sup.
Oxford BioMedica's RetinoStat is a LentiVector gene delivery system expressing an angiostatic gene under the control of its proprietary hypoxia response element gene switch.
A promoter is a gene switch required to turn the gene on, ie, to transcribe the gene; a terminator, in this context, is a genetic signal to ensure that the gene transcript will be translated into protein.
This gene switch may be why humans of generations past were shorter and smaller than people are today.
The gene switch technology controls expression of genes by use of a well-characterized chemical activator or by seed specific gene promoters that 'switch on' desired genes.