catabolite gene activator protein

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catabolite gene activator protein n.
Abbr. CAP
A protein that can be activated by cyclic AMP, whereupon it affects the action of RNA polymerase by binding the polymerase with or near itself on the DNA to be transcribed. Also called catabolite gene activator.

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