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hormone-responsive element[′hȯr‚mōn ri‚spän·siv ‚el·ə·mənt]
(cell and molecular biology)
Specific regulatory nucleotide sequences in most hormonally regulated genes that are located near the promoter and mediate the action of steroid hormones.
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