transcription factor


Off And On By Touch.....

a: Transcription factor ~
b: light switch

What: "Transcription factors are like a light switch. They turn genes on and off. ELF5 makes breast cancer cells ignore estrogen. That means estrogen-blocking drugs don't work anymore."

Writer: Joseph V. Madia, MD
Date: May 15 2013 2:29 PM

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METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.