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Definition of Gene, regulatory

Gene, regulatory: A gene that regulates the expression of other genes. A regulatory gene is a nosy gene whose prime preoccupation is to horn in on other genes and control the rate at which they make products.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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