in biosynthesis, a compound that induces synthesis of a specific enzyme or sequence of enzymes, by antagonizing the corresponding repressor, or by some other mechanism.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A molecule, usually a substrate of a specific enzyme pathway, that combines with and deactivates an active repressor (produced by a regulator gene); this allows an operator gene previously repressed to activate the structural genes controlled by it to result in enzyme production; a homeostatic mechanism for regulating enzyme production in an inducible enzyme system.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
inducer (ĭn-do͞o′sər, -dyo͞o′-)
1. One that induces, especially a substance that is capable of activating transcription from specific genes within a cell.
2. A part or structure in an embryo that influences the differentiation of another part.
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A molecule, usually a substrate of a specific enzyme pathway, which combines with and deactivates an active repressor (produced by a regulator gene); this allows a previously repressed operator gene to activate the structural genes controlled by it to resume enzyme production.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
inducer A molecule that causes a gene to be expressed by binding to a repressor protein so as to prevent it from acting to prevent expression.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
inducer a small molecule that inactivates the repressor of an OPERON, usually binding to the repressor and so preventing the repressor binding with the operator of the operon.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
Patient discussion about inducer
Q. can smoking induce acidity on many ocassions i have felt discomfort
similar to when i have acidity, but the problem goes away as soon as i stop smoking for a day or two??
A. I would like to add ther is a condition in respiratory medicine called respiratory acidosis,smoking can cause this state,your lungs can cause this state.Im not sure but this may also be one of your problems.--------mrfoot56
Q. Is it possible for exercise induced asthma patient to exercise? After several times I felt I couldn’t breathe after running and swimming, I was diagnosed with Exercise induced asthma. I tried to resume my regular exercise, but after I developed shortness of breath couple of times I stopped again. Should I attempt exercise again? How can I exercise without having another attack of asthma?
A. People can often prevent symptoms by taking medication prior to exercising. The type of medication used depends on several factors. For example, people with hay fever might take an antihistamine tablet before exercise.
For people with asthma, an inhaler can be used before exercise to prevent asthma problems. Your physician can recommend the best medication for you to use before exercise.
If you have dust mite allergy, you may want to exercise outdoors to avoid breathing indoor dust. If you are allergic to grasses and weeds, you may want to exercise in an indoor location during certain seasons.
Exercising should be avoided in areas where there are large amounts of chemicals. For example, you should not exercise outdoors near heavy traffic areas with high levels exhaust fumes from cars and trucks. Indoor areas with irritating odors or fumes, also, should be avoided.
Q. Does fish-oil helps exercise induced asthma? I was diagnosed with exercise induced asthma a couple of year ago, and since then had better and worse times with my asthma, although the treatment I get. I read in a newspaper that fish oil can help exercise induced asthma- is that true? Do I have to eat fish-oil specifically or can I eat fish instead (I really, really, hate fish-oil…)?
A. I take 6, 1000mg softgels/day. It helps my asthma, arthritis and has lowered my closterol. Started with 10 and worked down to 6, which seems to work best, though sometimes I need the extra.More discussions about inducer
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