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A genetic element that is important in the function of a specific promoter.
[M.E. enhauncen, raise, increase, fr. O. Fr. enhaucier, fr. L.L. inalto, fr. altus, high, + -er, agent suffix]
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1. A nucleic acid sequence that increases the transcription or utilization of a gene.
2. In neurophysiology any chemical that increases the propagation of impulses between neurons.
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a DNA sequence present within the control regions of many eukaryotic GENES that can enhance TRANSCRIPTION. The enhancer can generally function even if inverted or if placed in a different position some distance from the gene it controls. Activation of the enhancer requires certain regulatory proteins.
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Flavor enhancer has a major role in the packed food to sustain the overall authentic property of the food.
This is the first time scientists have identified an enhancer of Sox9 that, when lost, causes sex reversal, according to Isabella Salamone, one of the co-authors.
A recent report indicated that senescence also involves a global remodeling of the enhancer landscape with recruitment of the chromatin reader BRD4 to newly activated SEs adjacent to key genes of senescence-associated secretory phenotypes (sAsPs), such as IL-1[alpha], IL-1[beta], and IL-8 [52].
"Using these new genomic tools, we can begin to explore how different evolutionary versions of the same enhancer affect limb development and actually see what happens," Visel (http://phys.org/news/2016-10-snakes-lost-blueprint-limbs.html) told Phys.org .
The researchers have not demonstrated that the missing enhancer affects GDF6 activity in humans, Mortlock adds.
Every genome contains many thousands of short bits of DNA called 'enhancers,' whose role is to control the activity of genes.
This is a challenging task because an enhancer does not have to be located directly adjacent to the gene whose expression it regulates, but can instead be located hundreds of thousands of DNA base pairs away.
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Our results indicate that the 3' splice sites of exon 7 and exon 8 include enhancer sequence of exon 7 inclusion of SMN2 pre-mRNA.
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