DIFFERENT BETWEEN REPRESSOR AND INDUCER

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    • #16933
      Helics
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      CAN ANY BODY HELP ME TO UNDERSTAND BASIC DIFFERENT BETWEEN REPRESSOR AND INDUCER.

      AND WHAT IS THE DIFFERENT BETWEEN INDUCER AND ACTIVATOR PROTEIN IN RESPECT TO OPERONS ??

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      Activator and repressor bind DNA. Activator = transcription; repressor = no transcription (simplified).
      Inducer does NOT bind DNA. Inducer binds either activator OR repressor. It makes activator BETTER able to bind DNA = more transcription OR it makes repressor LESS able to bind DNA = transcription.

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