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[ ăp′ə-rĭ-prĕsər ]


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

apoplexy, apoprotein, apoptosis, apoptotic, apopyle, aporepressor, aporetic, aporia, aport, aposematic, aposematic coloration
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