Definition of transactivation in English:

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transactivation

Pronunciation: /tranˌsaktəˈvāSHən/ /-ˌzakt-/

noun

Biochemistry
Activation of a gene at one locus by the presence of a particular gene at another locus, typically following infection by a virus.
Example sentences
  • The timing of these events is complex and it should be noted that the transactivation of stress-inducible genes is not fully understood even in model systems.
  • These injurious substances have been reported to activate EGFR through direct ligand-mediated activation, or via transactivation.
  • In mouse pituitary gonadotrope cells, MMP2 and MMP9 can mediate EGFR transactivation.

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Syllabification: trans·ac·ti·va·tion

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