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repressorRepressor (ger.)

  • A protein which by its action on specific DNA or RNA sequences inhibits the transcription or translation of a gene or set of genes, esp. those coding for an enzyme or enzymes. Also repressor protein. (OED 2011)

    In order to facilitate further discussion, the following terminology will be used hereafter: […] the substance thus decelerating enzyme synthesis is a ‘represser’ (‘repressor’).

    Vogel, H.J. (1957). Repression and induction as control mechanisms of enzyme biogenesis: the “adaptive” formation of acetyl ornithinase. In: McElroy, W.D. & Glass, B. (eds.). A Symposium on the Chemical Basis of Heredity, 276-289: 286.