gene switching

gene switching

the process in which genes are activated or deactivated during development, so that there is a sequential output of gene products, some taking part in current biochemical pathways, others acting as inducers and/or repressors of other genes (see JACOB, F). see also CHROMOSOME PUFFS for physical evidence of gene switching.
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M2 PHARMA-May 17, 2017-Progenitor Develops VanGogh Self-Excising Cassette, Rodin Gene Switching Platforms for 'Off-the-Shelf' Cellular Immunotherapy Development
Malaria parasites use gene switching as a way to protect essential proteins from attack by the immune system, said Desai.
Specific patterns of environmentally-induced gene switching can be passed on to future generations, many experts believe.
Researchers stumbled on a gene switching system that caused tadpoles to develop eyes on unlikely parts of their bodies.
The apparatus for ecdysone-controlled gene switching can be transferred to mammalian cells, report No and colleagues Tso-Pang Yao and Ronald M.