control gene


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control gene

[kən′trōl ‚jēn]
(genetics)
A gene that regulates the time and rate at which neighboring structural genes are transcribed in messenger ribonucleic acid.
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In the new study led by Wouter Bossuyt and Bassem Hassan, the researchers tested the above theory and demonstrated that in the fruit fly, master control genes steering the specialization step inhibit tumour formation.
became incorporated in the white blood cells" in all the patients, while the control gene was detected in only half the patients.
By engineering ZFPs so that they can recognize a specific gene, Sangamo has created ZFP transcription factors that can control gene expression and, consequently, cell function.
Even more controversial than Gehring's calling eyeless the master control gene for eye development is his belief that its discovery in several disparate species shatters the dogma that eyes evolved independently on many occasions.
The lab studies yeast to construct testable models to predict how cellular processes are regulated at the transcription level by the proteins that control gene expression.
Merck's decision to use Sangamo's proprietary technology in their internal programs reflects the growing belief that our technology provides a novel way to identify and control gene expression," said Edward Lanphier, president and chief executive officer of Sangamo.
Transcription factors are DNA-binding proteins that control gene activity.
With this new technology, scientists will be able to go a step further to discover how regulatory proteins control gene activity.
The procedure aims at delivering a suitable developmental control gene into tissue-specific adult stem cells in vivo," stated Mike Rothe, Vice President, Research and Development at DeveloGen.
By engineering ZFPs that recognize a specific DNA sequence Sangamo has created ZFP transcription factors (ZFP TFs) that can control gene expression and, consequently, cell function.