promoter


promoter
1. A short DNA sequence, usually upstream of (5' to) the relevant coding sequence, to which RNA polymerase binds before initiating transcription. This binding aligns the RNA polymerase so that transcription will initiate at a specific site. The nucleotide sequence of the promoter determines the nature of the enzyme that attaches to it and the rate of RNA synthesis.
2. A chemical substance that enhances the transformation of benign cells into cancerous cells.

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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  • promoter — pro·mot·er n: one who alone or with others actively participates in the formation of a business or venture promoter s owe a fiduciary duty to the corporation they are promoting R. C. Clark Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster.… …   Law dictionary

  • promoter — pro‧mot‧er [prəˈməʊtə ǁ ˈmoʊtər] noun [countable] 1. COMMERCE someone who arranges and advertises concerts and sports events: • a boxing promoter 2. a person, organization etc that tries to persuade people to support or use something: • The… …   Financial and business terms

  • Promoter — Pro*mot er, n. 1. One who, or that which, forwards, advances, or promotes; an encourager; as, a promoter of charity or philosophy. Boyle. [1913 Webster] 2. Specifically, one who sets on foot, and takes the preliminary steps in, a scheme for the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Promoter — ist eine DNA Sequenz, siehe Promotor (Genetik) eine freie erwerbswirtschaftliche Beschäftigung, siehe Promotionjob eine Tätigkeit der Öffentlichkeitsarbeit in der Musikindustrie, siehe Musikpromotion Diese Seite ist ein …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • promoter — promoter. См. промотор. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • promoter — /prə məʊtə/, it. /pro mɔter/ s. ingl. (propr. promotore ), usato in ital. al masch. e al femm. 1. (prof., comm.) [chi svolge attività di promozione di un prodotto commerciale] ▶◀ promotore. 2. (prof., massm.) [chi cura l allestimento di… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • promoter — mid 15c., one who promotes, agent noun from PROMOTE (Cf. promote); specific financial sense of one who leads in forming a company is from 1876; sense of one who organizes sporting or entertainment events is attested from 1936 …   Etymology dictionary

  • promoter — /proˈmɔter, ingl. prəˈməutə(r)/ [vc. ingl., propr. «promotore»] s. m. e f. inv. 1. (commerciale) promotore, venditore 2. (nello spettacolo e nello sport) agente, manager 3. (di eventi e manifestazioni) impresario, organizzatore …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • promoter — [n] supporter advertiser, advocate, ally, backer, booster, endorser, follower, organizer, publicist, sponsor; concept 423 …   New thesaurus

  • promoter — ► NOUN 1) the organizer of a sporting event or theatrical production. 2) a supporter of a cause or aim …   English terms dictionary

  • promoter — [prə mōt′ər, prōmōt′ər] n. [ME < MFr promoteur < ML promotor] 1. a person or thing that promotes; specif., a person who begins, secures financing for, and helps to organize an undertaking, as a business or a sports event 2. Chem. a… …   English World dictionary