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Medical Term:

active repressor


  1. a repressor that combines directly with an operator gene to repress the operator and its structural genes, thus repressing protein synthesis; an active repressor may be repressed by an inducer, with resulting protein synthesis;
  2. a homeostatic mechanism for regulation of inducible enzyme systems.
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