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Regulator

An agency enforcing legislation and setting rules governing certain actions. For example, the Internal Revenue Service in the United States is a regulator because it collects taxes, enforcing the U.S. Tax Code. In securities, regulators often require companies to disclose their actions to see to it that as much information as possible is publicly available. Other regulators govern business practices. For example, they may enforce minimum or maximum wages and salaries, prohibit discrimination on certain grounds, and/or ban certain policies or practices deemed unfair for consumers or competitors. While nearly everyone agrees that some regulations are necessary, there is significant disagreement as to how many and what kind are needed. Proponents of more regulation assert that it ensures a fair market and sustainable growth, while critics argue that many regulations do more harm than good.
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Polyvariant mutant cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator genes.
asburiae isolates identified an upstream LysR-type regulator gene that explained inducibility of IMI-2 expression.
SEATTLE -- An adeno-associated virus has safely delivered a transmembrane conductance regulator gene into the cells of 70 cystic fibrosis patients, Barrie J.
Washington, July 21 (AIN): Identifying a master regulator gene for early embryonic development of the pancreas and other organs, scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have moved a step closer to coaxing stem cells into pancreatic cells as a possible cure for type1 diabetes.
7 kb) allele-specific polymerase chain reaction method for direct haplotyping of R117H and IVS-8 mutations of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator gene.
CFTR-opathies': disease phenotypes associated with cystic fibrosis transmembrane regulator gene mutations.
O'Malley, senior author of the study appearing in the journal Science, said that fasting for a day can cause the blood sugar levels of mice lacking steroid receptor-2 (SRC-2)-a master regulator gene called a coactivator-to plummet, and that the animals can die if they go another day without food.
A mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator gene associated with elevated sweat chloride concentrations in the absence of cystic fibrosis.
Polycomb repressive complex 2 (PRC2) modifies chromatin to maintain developmental regulator genes specific for other cell types in a repressed state and is essential for embryogenesis across Metazoa.
4) Later, further gene variants of dopamine receptors, transporter or other regulator genes were discovered related to low dopaminergic receptor function (5) and low dopamine release.