Medical Definition of Enhancer trap

1. Technique for mapping gene expression patterns, classically in Drosophila. A transposon element carrying a reporter gene (usually _ galactosidase), linked to a very weak promoter, is induced to jump within the genome. If the P element re inserts within the sphere of influence of promoters and enhancers of some (random) gene, then reporter gene is also expressed in a similar tissue specific manner. Usually, many lines of flies carrying such random insertions are studied, if a line shows interesting patterns of expression, it can be possible to clone the gene of interest. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)



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enhancer trap (current term)
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