1. A DNA sequence that positively influences the expression of a gene and which may be some distance from that gene.
  2. A protein which binds to such a sequence of DNA.

From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

En*han"cer (?), n.

One who enhances; one who, or that which, raises the amount, price, etc.

 

© Webster 1913.

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