inducer

A low-molecular-weight compound or a physical agent that associates with a repressor protein to produce a complex that can no longer bind to the operator. Thus, the presence of the inducer turns on the expression of the gene(s) controlled by the operator.

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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  • Inducer — In*du cer, n. 1. One who, or that which, induces or incites. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically: (Genetics) A substance which, when it contacts a living cell, causes the activation of a gene; as, non metabolizable inducers are useful for studying the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inducer — inducer. См. эвокатор. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • inducer — index abettor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Inducer — In molecular biology, an inducer is a molecule that starts gene expression. For a gene to be expressed, its DNA sequence must be copied (in a process known as transcription) to make a smaller, mobile molecule called messenger RNA (mRNA), which… …   Wikipedia

  • inducer — 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 …   Medical dictionary

  • inducer — induce ► VERB 1) succeed in persuading or leading (someone) to do something. 2) bring about or give rise to. 3) produce (an electric charge or current or a magnetic state) by induction. 4) Medicine bring on (childbirth or abortion) artificially.… …   English terms dictionary

  • inducer — noun Date: circa 1538 one that induces; especially a substance that is capable of activating the transcription of a gene by combining with and inactivating a genetic repressor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inducer — См. induttore …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • inducer — n. [L. in, in; ducere, to lead] A small molecule which causes an increase in the rate of enzyme synthesis when present …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • inducer — (in dūs er) A small molecule that stimulates the synthesis of an inducible enzyme …   Dictionary of microbiology

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