Laboratory for Molecular Diagnostics
Center for Nephrology and Metabolic Disorders


Synonym(s): boundary element

Insulator is a DNA region that influences other operators by blocking or redirecting their action on transcription. For instance, if an activator is bound to an enhancer its positive effect on transcription can be blocked or directed to an other gene by a transcription factor bound to an insulator.

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Glossterms object (119) Glossterms object (121) Glossterms object (127)