A repressor that combines with a specific corepressor to inhibit transcription of certain genes; it is a homeostatic mechanism for the regulation of repressible enzyme systems.inactive repressor

Nearby words

  1. apoplexy,
  2. apoprotein,
  3. apoptosis,
  4. apoptotic,
  5. apopyle,
  6. aporetic,
  7. aporia,
  8. aport,
  9. aposematic,
  10. aposematic coloration

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