negative regulator

negative regulator

[′neg·əd·iv ‚reg·yə′lād·ər]
(genetics)
Any regulator that acts to prevent transcription or translation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The team led by Choi Kang-yeol of Yonsei University discovered that a protein called CXXC5 acts as negative regulator of the Wnt signaling pathway inside of a cell that is linked to follicle development and hair regeneration in adults, the Ministry of Science and ICT said.
Hepcidin; an anti-microbial peptide of 25 amino acids (Park et al., 2001); formerly known as LEAP-1(Liver-expressed antimicrobial peptide) (Krause et al., 2000), is a negative regulator of iron metabolism (Lesbordes-Brion et al., 2006; Nicolas et al., 2001; Nicolas et al., 2002).

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