locus control region


locus control region
(= control region; LCR)
Region of DNA which contains the promoters and enhancers that regulate the expression of a particular gene. Often taken to be a single region 0-2kb upstream of the transcriptional start site, although there are probably few genes where things are that simple.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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