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Repressor

A repressor is a protein that turns off the expression of one or more genes. The repressor protein works by binding to the gene's promoter region, preventing the production of messenger RNA (mRNA).

Date:June 12, 2010
Credit:Darryl Leja, NHGRI
Dimensions:1566 x 1391
File Size:699 Kb
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