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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]


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.


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.


see enhancer sequence.

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The credit of the enhancer is critical to the marketability of the bonds since the bondholders are, in effect, buying the security provided by the enhancer's letter of credit.
This was demonstrated by the reaction of various mixes of three sodium bentonites, showing the synergistic effects alone and in combination with a flowability enhancer.
I propose to study the effect of enhancer activation on as regulation during the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (emt), An important physiological process involved in tumour metastasis and cancer recurrence.