cistrome

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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)

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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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