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promoter

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noun pro·mot·er \-ˈmōt-ər\

Medical Definition of promoter

  1. 1:  a substance that in very small amounts is able to increase the activity of a catalyst

  2. 2:  a binding site in a DNA chain at which RNA polymerase binds to initiate transcription of messenger RNA by one or more nearby structural genes

  3. 3:  a chemical believed to promote carcinogenicity or mutagenicity





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