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SEQUENCE ONTOLOGY - ANNOTATIONS

The Sequence Types and Features Ontology (SO) is downloaded weekly from the SourceForge CVS repository at http://song.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/song/ontology/. For more information about this ontology, see the Sequence Ontology Home Page at http://www.sequenceontology.org/.

Term:insulator
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Accession:SO:0000627 term browser browse the term
Definition:A regulatory region that 1) when located between a CRM and a gene's promoter prevents the CRM from modulating that genes expression and 2) acts as a chromatin boundary element or barrier that can block the encroachment of condensed chromatin from an adjacent region.
Comment:moved from is_a: SO:0001055 transcriptional_cis_regulatory_region as per request from GREEKC initiative in August 2020.
Synonyms:exact_synonym: INSDC_qualifier:insulator;   insulator element
 broad_synonym: INSDC_feature:regulatory
 xref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insulator_(genetics) "wiki"



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  SO ontology 0
    sequence_feature 0
      region 0
        biological_region 0
          gene_member_region 0
            regulatory_region 0
              transcriptional_cis_regulatory_region 0
                cis_regulatory_module 0
                  insulator 0
                    boundary_element 0
                    enhancer_blocking_element 0
                    insulator_binding_site 0
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  SO ontology 0
    sequence_feature 0
      region 0
        biological_region 0
          gene_group 0
            gene 0
              gene_member_region 0
                regulatory_region 0
                  transcriptional_cis_regulatory_region 0
                    cis_regulatory_module 0
                      insulator 0
                        boundary_element 0
                        enhancer_blocking_element 0
                        insulator_binding_site 0
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