protein, consisting of a finger-like amino-acid loop that protrudes from
a zinc ion binding site; aids in activation and regulation of transcription
Definition from: GeneReviews
from the University of Washington and the National Center for Biotechnology Information
- Any of various proteins that bind to DNA and play a role in the regulation of gene expression by promoting transcription.
Definition from: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary by Merriam-Webster Inc.
- A protein that binds to regulatory regions and helps control gene expression.
Definition from: Human Genome Project Information
at the U.S. Department of Energy
Related discussion in the Handbook
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.