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Medical Term:

catabolite (gene) activator protein


a protein that can be activated by cAMP, whereupon it affects the action of RNA polymerase by binding it with it or near it on the DNA to be transcribed.

Synonym(s): catabolite gene activator, cyclic adenosine monophosphate receptor protein

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