(redirected from derepresses)
Also found in: Medical.


tr.v. de·re·pressed, de·re·press·ing, de·re·press·es
To induce the operation of (a gene) by deactivating the repressor.

de′re·pres′sion (-prĕsh′ən) n.


vb (tr)
to cause (a gene) to cease to be repressed, by deactivating its depressor
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Downregulation of miR-199a derepresses hypoxia-inducible factor-1a and Sirtuin 1 and recapitulates hypoxia preconditioning in cardiac myocytes.
10) The RB gene product represses expression of cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor 2A (p16), so the effects of E7 expression on RB derepresses p16 expression, a slide-based marker also associated with cancer and its precursors.
HSF3, a new heat shock factor from Arabidopsis thaliana, derepresses the heat shock response and confers thermotolerance when overexpressed in transgenic plants.