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repress

(rĭ-prĕs′)
v. re·pressed, re·pressing, re·presses
v.tr.
1. Psychology To exclude (painful or disturbing memories, for example) automatically or unconsciously from the conscious mind.
2. Biology
a. To prevent (the transcription of a gene or the synthesis of a protein) by the combination of a protein with an operator gene.
b. To prevent or limit the synthesis of (a protein).

re·press′i·bil′i·ty n.
re·press′i·ble adj.
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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder stated, "Last week they approved legislation that silences our voices and represses our ability to advocate and lobby for policies that will expand our middle class.
It simply represses the traumatic consequences of racist oppression, rather than working through and overcoming them, ensuring that they will persist in some hidden but debilitating form within black psychology.
She, however, favors a model in which the newfound RNA's attachment to NRSF/REST causes the protein to detach from the genes it represses rather than to change into a gene activator.