control gene

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op·er·a·tor gene

a gene with the function of activating the production of messenger RNA by one or more adjacent structural loci.

control gene

a gene, such as an operator or a regulator, that controls the transcription of a structural gene by either inducing or repressing RNA synthesis.

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Q. can diet control breast cancer if the gene is supposed to be the cause of breast cancer?

A. No…I am sorry, it can`t. If it is radiation then diet cannot control. When we have exposure to toxic food and non toxic food where the free radical production is high, the free radical production can be controlled with the consumption of antioxidant rich food. Well it’s only a preventive step for the free radical rich food and not for the radiation induced cancer. Breast cancer is only treated with surgery and therapies. Diet plays a good role when your treatment is on, as it gives strength and overall wellbeing.

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However, this assay is designed to assess target amplification as compared to a control gene and it is expected that any effect on efficiency from interfering substances will affect target and control gene amplification equally.
Any way you can control genes will be hugely imporlant for human disease and cancer," said Steven E.
In the new study led by Wouter Bossuyt and Bassem Hassan, the researchers tested the above theory and demonstrated that in the fruit fly, master control genes steering the specialization step inhibit tumour formation.
Even more controversial than Gehring's calling eyeless the master control gene for eye development is his belief that its discovery in several disparate species shatters the dogma that eyes evolved independently on many occasions.
The researchers control gene activity by altering the amount of tetracycline in the transgenic animal's drinking water.
won a $30,000 scholarship for investigating mechanisms by which ASF, a regulatory protein, helps control gene expression.
Each laboratory team identified within the control gene under study a repeated segment of nucleotides, DNA subunits, that encodes a sequence of about 40 amino acids including six cysteines, sulfur-containing amino acids.