Gene expression

Gene expression: The process by which a gene's coded information is converted into the molecules present and operating in the cell. Expressed genes include those that are transcribed (copied) into mRNA and then translated into protein and those that are transcribed into RNA but not translated into protein (e.g. transfer and ribosomal RNAs)


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Gene Expression: The phenotypic manifestation of a gene or genes by the processes of Genetic Transcription and Genetic Translation.2


Types may include:3

Types of Gene Expression:

  • Ectopic Expression
  • Radiation-Induced Gene Expression
  • Tissue-Specific Gene Expression

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  1. Source: RDCRN (NCATS/NIH): cms/ stair/ Learn-More/ Glossary
  2. Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
  3. Source: NCI Thesaurus

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