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Repressor Proteins

Proteins which maintain the transcriptional quiescence of specific GENES or OPERONS. Classical repressor proteins are DNA-binding proteins that are normally bound to the OPERATOR REGION of an operon, or the ENHANCER SEQUENCES of a gene until a signal occurs that causes their release.

Year introduced: 1991(1979)

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Tree Number(s): D12.776.260.703, D12.776.930.780

MeSH Unique ID: D012097

Entry Terms:

  • Proteins, Repressor
  • Transcriptional Silencing Factors
  • Silencing Factors, Transcriptional
  • Repressor Molecules

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