gene regulatory protein

gene regulatory protein

[¦jēn ¦reg·yə·lə‚tȯr·ē ′prō‚tēn]
(cell and molecular biology)
The general name for a protein that controls gene expression via its ability to bind to specific deoxyribonucleic acid sequences during transcription.
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Gene regulatory proteins control gene expression in developmental and cellular processes of many organisms.
The enhancer region of the gene regulatory unit is targeted by DNA-binding proteins, also known as gene regulatory proteins.
Soon after nerve damage occurs, levels of hedgehog protein increase as do other associated proteins, including essential gene regulatory proteins.