repressor protein


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repressor protein

A protein that binds to an operator gene on DNA to inhibit its transcription into messenger RNA, or that binds to RNA to prevent its translation.
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niger eglA, eglB, eglC, cbhA, cbhB, xlnB, xlnCand xlnD genes contain binding sequences (GGCTAAA) to XlnR protein as well as binding sequences to CreA, a repressor protein acting in the presence of monomeric sugars (i.e., glucose) as a self-regulating mechanism (Gielkens et al.
The c1 gene codes for a repressor protein that binds to P1 DNA.
The tetracycline would interact with the repressor protein, keeping it from interfering with production of recombinase.
"We are finding that in the placenta, where ADAM-12 is highly expressed, the repressor protein (Z-DNA-binding protein) is inactive.
While investigating why a defective TOPLESS gene messes with a plant's basic architecture, Long and his team discovered functional TOPLESS codes for a repressor protein that inactivates genes that otherwise would cause root development in the shoot area of the plant.
They believe that by modifying the interaction between the modifier protein and the repressor proteins they can remove the brakes from plant growth.
DNA methylation recruits various repressor proteins and downregulates the gene expression (12).
Proteins called repressor proteins keep the OPCs in an immature state.