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  • adjective genetics Describing transcription factors that regulate the expression of genes on the same chromosome.

Etymologies

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cis- +‎ acting

Examples

  • Honda, SI, et al. Characterization and purification of a protein binding to the cis-acting element for brain-specific exon 1 of the mouse aromatase gene.

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  • Rather predictably, cis-acting variants have received the lion's share of attention, probably because they present a more tractable problem.

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  • Rather predictably, cis-acting variants have received the lion's share of attention, probably because they present a more tractable problem.

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  • Many of the nucleotide changes in noncoding sequences are likely to be neutral, except for those that occur in cis-acting regulatory sequences.

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  • These results not only demonstrate the high level of complexity in the genetic mechanisms controlling Gli3 expression, but also reveal the evolutionary significance of cis-acting regulatory networks of early developmental regulators in vertebrates.

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  • Curtis D, Lehmann R (1996) Identification of cis-acting sequences that control nanos RNA localization.

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  • Lettice LA, Horikoshi T, Heaney SJ, van Baren MJ, van der Linde HC, et al. (2002) Disruption of a long-range cis-acting regulator for Shh causes preaxial polydactyly.

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  • Curtis D, Lehmann R (1996) Identification of cis-acting sequences that control nanos RNA localization.

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  • Thus, while the importance of the hexamer phasing positioning is well-known for cis-acting signals involved in RNA replication

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  • However, the genetic mechanisms and the cis-acting elements controlling the expression of Gli3 remained largely unknown.

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