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Glossary Term
Glossary Term Promoter
Definition One of the necessary regulatory elements of a gene. The promoter is the site on DNA to which RNA polymerase binds and initiates transcription.
See also Enhancer.

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Mouse Genome Database (MGD), Gene Expression Database (GXD), Mouse Models of Human Cancer database (MMHCdb) (formerly Mouse Tumor Biology (MTB), Gene Ontology (GO)
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