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Term:
Parent Terms Term With Siblings Child Terms
DNA loop anchor 
enhancer +  
insulator +  
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.
locus control region 
silencer +  
TF binding site +  

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: INSDC_qualifier:insulator ;   insulator element
Broad Synonyms: INSDC_feature:regulatory
Xrefs: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insulator_(genetics) "wiki"
Definition Sources: NCBI:cf, PMID:12154228, SO:regcreative

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