The process whereby an (inducible) enzyme is synthesized in
response to a specific molecule (cf. inducer
).The inducer molecule
(often a substrate
that needs the catalytic activity of the inducible
enzyme for its metabolism
) combines with a repressor
prevents the blocking of an operator
by the repressor.
PAC, 1992, 64, 143
(Glossary for chemists of terms used in biotechnology (IUPAC Recommendations 1992))
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