Inducer
Inducer In*du"cer, n. 1. One who, or that which, induces or incites. [1913 Webster]

2. Specifically: (Genetics) A substance which, when it contacts a living cell, causes the activation of a gene; as, non-metabolizable inducers are useful for studying the kinetics of genetic control systems. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • inducer — A low molecular weight compound or a physical agent that associates with a repressor protein to produce a complex that can no longer bind to the operator. Thus, the presence of the inducer turns on the expression of the gene(s) controlled by the… …   Glossary of Biotechnology

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  • inducer — noun Date: circa 1538 one that induces; especially a substance that is capable of activating the transcription of a gene by combining with and inactivating a genetic repressor …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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