Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics
Center for Nephrology and Metabolic Disorders

Enhancer

Enhancer is a DNA region that when bound by an activator protein facilitates transcription. Its typical length is 50-1500bp, and it can be up to 1Mbp away upstream or downstream from the promoter. It is usually found in cis- but also trans-position. Silencer is the agonistic DNA region.

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