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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enhancer 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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