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Glossary Term
Glossary Term Enhancer
Definition One of the necessary regulatory elements of a gene. An enhancer is a site on DNA to which a complex of transcription factors binds to affect the availability of the promoter to RNA polymerase. A gene may have multiple enhancers.

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last database update
07/23/2014
MGI 5.19
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