Definition of Derepression

1. Noun. (genetics) The inactivation of a repressor gene ¹



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Definition of Derepression

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Derepression

1. Anything that stops the repression of a gene thereby allowing expression to occur. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Derepression

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derepression (current term)
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Literary usage of Derepression

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1. Biotechnology: Plant Nutrition: A Bibliography, January 1988-April 1993 by Janet Saunders (1994)
"... lead to derepression of genes under the general control in the absence of GCN1 and GCN2, two other positive regulators of GCN4 expression. ..."

2. Gene Expression in Field Crops: Bibliography January 1991-November 1992 edited by Janet Saunders, Robert D. Warmbrodt (1995)
"The derepression or repression of alpha-amylase synthesis can be readily reversed by the deprivation or replenishment of sucrose in the medium, respectively ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"If the function of the receptor (EBS) is to interact with estrogen and then to act as an effector unit, either by derepression or activation of gene sites, ..."

4. Biographical Memoirs by National Academy of Sciences Staff, National Academy Of Sciences (1980)
"... the pathway was arranged—they used an arginine-limited chemostat—the rate of synthesis of an enzyme in the arginine pathway became high (derepression). ..."

5. Biotechnology for Water Use and Conservation: The Mexico '96 Workshop by OECD Staff, Zapata, Francisco Bolívar (1997)
"... nevertheless, are expressed at a low background level (derepression) also during growth in the absence of the pollutant (eg during cultivation with ..."

6. Jobless, Moneyless, & Free: Prospects for a New Social Order / Y Walter Prytulak by Prytulak, Walter (1980)
"This derepression may reach such radical dimensions that not only the reactionary ideas but also their bearers might be made to vanish. ..."

7. Biological Effects of Power Line Fields Scientific Advisory Panels Final Report by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"An analysis of the partial metabolic derepression of sea urchin eggs by ammonia; The existence of independent pathways. Devel. Biol. 40: 245-255, 1974. ..."

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