halfsite/ half-site

Hebrew translation: חצי אתר (actually this is just literal translation, I know it only as Half Site)

20:10 Mar 4, 2009
English to Hebrew translations [PRO]
Science - Biology (-tech,-chem,micro-) / DNA
English term or phrase: halfsite/ half-site
------- Sp1 which is a transcription factor binding preferentially to the G allele, can enhance binding by the strogen receptor to a nearby HALFSITE, suggesting that Sp1 might facilitate estrogen receptor binding to the G allele moreso than to the A allele---------


I guess halfsite is some kind of DNA sequence, but I would like to understand thoroughly

Thanks.
tutta_karlson
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Hebrew translation:חצי אתר (actually this is just literal translation, I know it only as Half Site)
Explanation:
Half site is one of two halves of something called a palindromic site.
Palindromic site is a site that the DNA sequence of each strand is identical only mirrored positioned.
Look here for some better explanation http://www.everythingbio.com/glos/definition.php?word=Palind...
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Shai Navé
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חצי אתר (actually this is just literal translation, I know it only as Half Site)


Explanation:
Half site is one of two halves of something called a palindromic site.
Palindromic site is a site that the DNA sequence of each strand is identical only mirrored positioned.
Look here for some better explanation http://www.everythingbio.com/glos/definition.php?word=Palind...


Shai Navé
Israel
Local time: 16:16
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