cistrome

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EtymologyEdit

This term was coined by investigators at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School Technologies, from the words cis (DNA segment) and ome (Greek word for manager)

NounEdit

cistrome (plural cistromes)

  1. (microbiology) The set of DNA segments (cis) of a transacting factor on a genome scale.
  2. (microbiology) A map of all locations effected by the estrogen receptor.

This allowed the researchers to identify all the points in the genome where binding with the ER takes place.

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