inducer

Type: Term Pronunciation: in-dūs′ĕr Definitions: 1. A molecule, usually a substrate of a specific enzyme pathway, that combines with and deactivates an active repressor (produced by a regulator gene); this allows an operator gene previously repressed to activate the structural genes controlled by it to result in enzyme production; a...
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inducer

[n] - an agent capable of activating specific genes
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inducer

Substance that causes induction.
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Inducer

In·du'cer noun One who, or that which, induces or incites.
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inducer

<molecular biology> An extracellular molecule that enters a cell and initiates transcriptionof a gene or operon. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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inducer

(in-dldbomacs´әr) a molecule that induces synthesis of a specific enzyme or sequence of enzymes, by antagonizing the corresponding repressor, or by some other mechanism.
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Inducer

• (n.) One who, or that which, induces or incites.
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inducer

(from the article `metabolism`) ...a constituent, the manner in which the alterations are elicited may be distinguished. Thus, an increase in the rates at which enzymes of catabolic ... ...transcription, in which case it is referred to as a repressor protein; or as an activator protein it can stimulate transcription. Further ... ...s...
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inducer

inducer 1. Something that induces, especially a substance that is capable of activating a transcription from specific genes within a cell. 2. A part or structure in an embryo that influences the differentiation of another part.
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Inducer

In molecular biology, an inducer is a molecule that starts gene expression. An inducer can bind to repressors or activators. Inducers function by disabling repressors. The gene is expressed because an inducer binds to the repressor. The binding of the inducer to the repressor prevents the repressor from binding to the operator. RNA polymerase can ...
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Inducer

A small axial flow vane that attaches to the impeller of a centrifugal pump to increase the N.P.S.H. available.
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