Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
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Bulger, M. and Groudine, M. 2005. Enhancers. eLS. .
- Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
Enhancers are deoxyribonucleic acid sequence elements that are capable of activating transcription from linked promoters independent of their orientation or position with respect to the promoter. They are the primary elements responsible for tissue-specific gene expression in multicellular eukaryotes, and appear to work largely by counteracting repression by chromatin.
- gene regulation;
- nuclear organization;