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Transcription factor

Definition(s)

A protein, consisting of a finger-like amino-acid loop that protrudes from a zinc ion binding site; aids in activation and regulation of transcription

Definition from: GeneReviewsThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. from the University of Washington and the National Center for Biotechnology Information

Any of various proteins that bind to DNA and play a role in the regulation of gene expression by promoting transcription.

Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical DictionaryThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. by Merriam-Webster Inc.

A protein that binds to regulatory regions and helps control gene expression.

Definition from: Human Genome Project InformationThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. at the U.S. Department of Energy

Related discussion in the Handbook

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 21, 2014