gene switch


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gene switch

Any molecule that activates or blocks the transcription of proteins from DNA or RNA.
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Professor Joost Verhaagen at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience says: 'The use of a stealth gene switch provides an important safeguard and is an encouraging step toward an effective gene therapy for spinal cord injury.
SCIENTISTS have found a way to turn off cancer with the flick of a gene switch.
Oxford BioMedica's RetinoStat is a LentiVector gene delivery system expressing an angiostatic gene under the control of its proprietary hypoxia response element gene switch. RetinoStat is currently in preclinical development.
thuringiensis (Bt) protein gene switch to food staples.
A promoter is a gene switch required to turn the gene on, ie, to transcribe the gene; a terminator, in this context, is a genetic signal to ensure that the gene transcript will be translated into protein.
"This gene switch may be why humans of generations past were shorter and smaller than people are today.