enzyme repression


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enzyme repression

[′en‚zīm ri′presh·ən]
(biochemistry)
The process by which the rate of synthesis of an enzyme is reduced in the presence of a metabolite, often the end product of a chain of reactions in which the enzyme in question operates near the beginning.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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