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Definitions for repressor
rɪˈprɛs ərre·pres·sor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. repressor, repressernoun

    an agent that represses

Wiktionary

  1. repressornoun

    Anything that represses.

  2. repressornoun

    Any protein that binds to DNA and thus regulates the expression of genes by decreasing the rate of transcription

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  1. Repressor

    In molecular genetics, a repressor is a DNA- or RNA-binding protein that inhibits the expression of one or more genes by binding to the operator or associated silencers. A DNA-binding repressor blocks the attachment of RNA polymerase to the promoter, thus preventing transcription of the genes into messenger RNA. An RNA-binding repressor binds to the mRNA and prevents translation of the mRNA into protein. This blocking or reducing of expression is called repression.

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  1. repressor

    A repressor is a type of protein that inhibits the expression of genes by binding to specific DNA sequences, thereby preventing transcription and the production of proteins encoded by those genes. This is a crucial mechanism in the regulation of gene expression within a cell.

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  1. Repressor

    In molecular genetics, a repressor is a DNA- or RNA-binding protein that inhibits the expression of one or more genes by binding to the operator. A DNA-binding repressor blocks the attachment of RNA polymerase to the promoter, thus preventing transcription of the genes into messenger RNA. An RNA-binding repressor binds to the mRNA and prevents translation of the mRNA into protein. This blocking of expression is called repression.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of repressor in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of repressor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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