downregulation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

down- +‎ regulation

Noun[edit]

downregulation (countable and uncountable, plural downregulations)

  1. (biology) The suppression of a response to a stimulus
  2. (genetics) The process, in the regulation of gene expression, in which the number, or activity of receptors decreases in order to decrease sensitivity

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