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repressor proteins

Proteins which maintain the transcriptional quiescence of specific genes or operons. Classical repressor proteins are DNA-binding proteins that are normally bound to the operator region of an operon, or the enhancer sequences of a gene until a signal occurs that causes their release.
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  • transcriptional silencing factors
  • repressor molecules
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