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Definition: 'Inducer'

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inducer

Type: Term

Pronunciation: in-dūs′ĕr

Definitions:
1. A molecule, usually a substrate of a specific enzyme pathway, that combines with and deactivates an active repressor (produced by a regulator gene); this allows an operator gene previously repressed to activate the structural genes controlled by it to result in enzyme production; a homeostatic mechanism for regulating enzyme production in an inducible enzyme system.




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