corepressor

[ koh-ri-pres-er ]
/ ˌkoʊ rɪˈprɛs ər /

noun Genetics.

a molecule that is capable of combining with a specific repressor molecule and activating it, thereby blocking gene transcription.

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Origin of corepressor

First recorded in 1960–65; co- + repressor
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Medical definitions for corepressor

corepressor
[ kō′rĭ-prĕsər ]

n.

A substance that combines with and activates a genetic repressor, thus preventing gene transcription and inhibiting protein synthesis.
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