Promoter vs Regulon - What's the difference?

promoter | regulon |


As nouns the difference between promoter and regulon

is that promoter is one who promotes, particularly with respect to entertainment events or goods while regulon is a group of genes that is regulated by the same regulatory molecule the genes of a regulon share a common regulatory element binding site or promoter the genes comprising a regulon may be located non-contiguously in the genome.

promoter

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • One who promotes, particularly with respect to entertainment events or goods.
  • (genetics) The section of DNA that controls the initiation of RNA transcription as a product of a gene.
  • An accelerator of catalysis, though not itself a catalyst.
  • Derived terms

    * promoterless

    Anagrams

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    regulon

    English

    Noun

    (regulons)
  • A group of genes that is regulated by the same regulatory molecule. The genes of a regulon share a common regulatory element binding site or promoter. The genes comprising a regulon may be located non-contiguously in the genome.
  • See also

    * operon * stimulon

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